An expanded Williams County dive rescue team is in the works.

An expanded Williams County dive rescue team is in the works, due to a $129,000 dollar grant that was secured. Williams County Sheriff’s Office Detective Ben Baldwin is heading up the project and reported on the progress to the Williams County commissioners. He said he is currently putting together the bid packages for the equipment that will be needed. The estimate for the equipment is $105,000 dollars. Baldwin said the remainder of the grant would be used to pay for training. The members of the 10-person team will be made up of emergency responders from various agencies, including the sheriff’s office, fire departments and EMS. Baldwin added that he hopes to be able to work with the Bryan YMCA and the Boy Scout camp for training when pool work is required, while there are a number of area lakes and quarries that can be used when open water training is needed.

 

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