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Fairfax County Police Search and Recovery Team divers wear 80 pounds of gear to go in the water. The gear and divers go through multiple safety checks before they dive. PFC Robert Gogan, a member of the dive team and an officer at the West Springfield District adds weights to his colleague’s suit to enable the diver to go to the bottom of the Occoquan Reservoir at Fountainhead Regional Park during a training exercise on June 13.

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Responding to Underwater Scenario

“911. What’s your emergency?” “I just saw a guy’s boat sink in the reservoir, I think he went under with it.” This fictional 911 call describes the scenario for a joint training exercise between the Fairfax County Underwater Search and Recovery Team, the Fairfax County Police Marine Patrol Unit and the Prince William County Police Underwater Search and Recovery Unit that took place on June 13 in the Occoquan Reservoir near Fountainhead Regional Park

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