The Larimer County Dive Rescue needs you!

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office is looking for volunteers for this exciting field. The Larimer County Dive Rescue team will train you to become an underwater rescue professional.

Larimer County Dive Rescue Team is the trained and equipped swift water and dive rescue resource for Larimer County. While their services are provided free of charge, they rely heavily on tax-deductible donations to fund their program. More information is available at www.lcdrt.org.

Drownings are the second leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States.

water safety from the lcdrt:

WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKETS! - Drownings can be prevented by personal floatation devices! One study recently released referenced 8 out of 10 drowning victims were NOT wearing a life jacket. Always wear a life jacket whenever you are in or near the water; even if you can swim. Many individuals that know how to swim drown because they slip and are knocked unconscious while moving around in a boat or while river fishing without a life jacket. In addition, life jackets should be worn in boats and not stored under seats or in their original wrapping.