The Summit County Water Rescue Team is based in Breckenridge, Summit County, Colorado. With a mean elevation of 9,603 ft., it makes the Summit County Water Rescue Team one of the highest elevation water rescue teams in the world. The team trains and performs missions between 7,000 ft. and 11,140 ft.
The Summit County Water Rescue Team is an all volunteer group of Summit County citizens that are dedicated to assisting the public that use the aquatic attractions with in Summit County and providing assistance to the rescue groups in the surrounding counties and state wide. The Summit County Water Rescue Team has provided its support services in; Gunnison, Rio Blanco, Park, Grand, Eagle, and Lake Counties.
The Summit County Water Rescue Team is not a commercial diving company and if asked, will direct the public to, commercial diving service companies for underwater construction & salvage projects that do not come under the Emergency Service category.
- The Summit County Water Rescue Team is not a sport diving group.
- The Summit County Water Rescue Team is a group of volunteers that are motivated to serve the community by donating large amounts of time to train and to assist the public for the successful resolution of aquatic emergencies.
- The Summit County Water Rescue Team is a high altitude water rescue group, operating at altitudes of between 7,000 and 11,500 feet.
- The Summit County Water Rescue Team typically meets to conduct training two(2) times a week.
- The Summit County Water Rescue Team's activities include; but, are not limited to:
- Vehicle and boat recovery and salvage
- Underwater crime scene investigation
- Accident Victim Rescue & Recovery
- River Rescue
- Ice Rescue
- Ice Diving Operations
- Night Diving and Zero Visibility Operations
- High Altitude Diving Operations
- Sonar and Underwater Video Operations