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Underwater Recovery ROV

The Summit County ROV team is made up of members from within the Search and Rescue general membership. The team is setup to search and recover under water with the aid of the Remotely Operated Vehicle or ROV. The ROV was acquired through grant money and manufactured by Deep Ocean Engineering. We are setup to dive to depths of up to 500 feet; however it is capable of going to depths of up to 2,000 feet deep. Victims are located through the use of sector scan and closed circuit cameras on the ROV. Because the ROV is unique to our area, Summit County Search and Rescue makes the ROV team available to other agencies in Utah and its bordering areas, but we have to be requested through dispatch. Being part of the ROV team often means long days of hard, tedious work, but it can also be a very rewarding experience.


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