Group donates sonar unit to Yazoo Dive Team
By JASON PATTERSON
Editor & Publisher
After enduring nearly a month of helplessly waiting while search teams combed the water for the body of their son, a Texas family is determined to keep others from having to endure that experience.
After purchasing a high tech device to give them an edge in fishing tournaments, an Illinois couple located a car at the bottom of the Mississippi River that belonged to a retired school teacher who had been missing for three years.
These two unrelated events led to a movement to improve search and rescue teams around the country. Yazoo County’s Dive Team was one of the latest groups to benefit.
Like most rural search and rescue teams, Yazoo County’s Dive Team has very limited resources. It’s a volunteer effort, and much of the equipment has been donated or purchased through fundraisers.
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