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Greenwich Police Hold Training Session On Island, Water

Greenwich Police assisted the Connecticut Canine Search and Rescue Team during a joint training session.
Greenwich Police assisted the Connecticut Canine Search and Rescue Team during a joint training session. Photo Credit: Courtesy greenwichct.org

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Greenwich Police Department hosted an inter-department training operation last Sunday on Island Beach and Long Island Sound that focused on multiple agencies working together to assist the Connecticut Canine Search and Rescue Team.

Members of the Greenwich Police Department Dive Team, Milford Police Department Dive Team, and the Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department Dive Team, worked together to assist all of the canines and their handlers in training searches on the shores of Island Beach and the waters of Greenwich within the Long Island Sound.

Using divers submerged approximately 20 feet below the surface as “victims”, the canines were required to locate the divers by scent and then were rewarded when they succeeded.

The Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department Dive Team utilized their land-based dive training and assisted as “victims” lost on or near the shore. Canines and their handlers searched the shore and the shallow waters in order to locate the divers.

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