McLeansboro to Form Dive Team

The McLeansboro Fire and Police Departments are teaming up to form a search and rescue dive team. Officials say the team will focus on rescue, recovery, retrieval and mutual aid. Later on, they will add ice rescue and rapid water rescue. The team has been training with the diving gear they will be using and taking online classes. They also have first aid, CPR and first responder training in their backgrounds. Since the nearest dive teams are in Wayne City and Benton, officials hope the dive team will better serve the community and other surrounding areas.