Folks, I just wanted to express sincere thanks to all for comments about the Larimer County Dive Rescue Team. We were conducting a Swift Water Rescue Technician class on the Poudre at Watson Lake when this incident occurred and immediately pulled all personnel to respond so rapidly (hence most of us were still in our wetsuits!). This mission went excellently from our perspective as Poudre Fire Authority arrived first on-scene with two of the most exerienced Swift Water Rescue Technicians they have (both are SW instructors and members of our team also) and assumed incident command. The Larimer County Sheriff's Emergency Services, the ambulance service, Flight-for-Life out of the Medical Center of the Rockies and local law enforcement all deserve an "atta boy" also. The folks in the kayak group did precisely the right things, so many kudos to them as they were a key to a successful outcome!
I figured that this was a great opportunity to expend an invitation to anyone interested in joining our team. LCDRT is a 100% volunteer team that operates under the Larimer County Sheriff's Office providing water rescue (dive, swift water and ice) to citizens of Larimer County. Your boater community is comprised of precisely the kind of folks that we would love to have. We are hosting an open house at the Larimer County Emergency Services Cache at 1303 N. Shields, Ft. Collins on Saturday, June 12th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and I cordially invite anyone to stop by to meet the team. Our regular team meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at the ES Cache at 7:00 pm. You can find out more about the team at our web site at www.lcdrt.org
or drop us an email if interested at email@example.com
Again, many thanks to all involved in that mission on May 22nd and I hope to see some of you on June 12th!
Jim Stewart-Dive 18
Larimer County Dive Rescue Team