The Marathon County Sheriff's Department Dive/Rescue Team is the only professionally equipped, trained, and experienced public safety dive team in Marathon County . The team provides dive support to all fire and law enforcement agencies in Marathon County . Furthermore, the team fulfills the Sheriff's statutory responsibility to recover bodies and objects in the waters of Marathon County .
The team is comprised of sworn and non-sworn personnel from the Patrol, Investigations and Corrections Divisions. Assignment to the team is voluntary and subject to a selection process. The assignment is outside of a person's regular duties.
The team performs the following functions:
• Body search and recovery
• Evidence search and recovery
• Surface rescue
• Underwater crime scene investigation
• Underwater vehicle/object salvage
The team has the following capabilities:
• All-season, all-weather diving
• High line diving
• Current diving
• Vehicle salvage (up to 1 ton)
• Completely mobile operations