Carbon County gets remote underwater vehicle tool

Carbon County gets remote underwater vehicle tool

The Carbon County Sheriff's Office has a
new underwater remote operated vehicle capable of exploring
underwater for drowning victims or evidence.
The county paid about $59,000 using a Department of Homeland
Security grant for the unit, accessories and training.
Sheriff Jerry Colson says the instrument is the only one of its kind in the state. It can deliver images and sonar readings to the surface via a 300-foot fiber optic cable.
It also has claw attachments and a cable capable of pulling
items weighing up to 300 pounds. Colson says scuba-diving at high elevation can be risky, so the unit will improve the safety of search and rescue operations.

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