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GoPro video shows dive teams training in Leeds

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A still shot from GoPro video of the diving exercise. Source: Leeds Fire Rescue A still shot from GoPro video of the diving exercise. Source: Leeds Fire Rescue
LEEDS, AL (WBRC) -

Several police agencies got special water training on Monday as dive teams practiced their recovery efforts at a training facility in Leeds.

Leeds Fire Rescue worked with first responders from Pell City, Talladega and Moody during the exercise. They practiced looking for someone whose car had been pushed off a cliff into the water, removing the dummy in the vehicle and lifting it back up the cliff.

They said it's important to have credible information about where to start looking. The dive teams were working in the daytime with fairly good visibility, which is not always the case.

“This body of water here we have, there's trees, there's other vehicles, there's fishing line, there's all kind of things that can entangle a diver. You take into, this quarry we can actually see things before we get to it, but you put something like this in some murky water that you can’t see, you may swim into something that you don't know what you're swimming into,” Captain Josh McDaniel with Leeds Fire Rescue said.

Captain McDaniel said divers are also fortunate to have radios that allow divers to communicate with each other underwater as well as with personnel on the surface.

Leeds Fire Rescue shared their GoPro video showing the exercise, giving a glimpse of what divers see when they're looking for someone. 

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