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IID to create a Dive Team

(IID Dive Team coming back)….The recent drowning death of a Calexico teen was the impetus.

It took over a month to find the body of the teen in the All American Canal. Director Bruce Kuhn felt a special Dive Team could have been a great assistance to searchers. Tuesday Imperial Irrigation District Human Resources Director Dan Devoy presented the Board of Directors with a plan to reestablish a Dive Team. The District had a dive team, but it was disbanded a few years ago. They still have the equipment. Devoy said the team would consist of 7 members, including the leader. They would be certified divers, and they would be on call 24 hours a day. He said it would take about $50,000 to set-up the team. The IID Board approved the plan on a 4-1 vote. Board President Matt Desert voted against the plan.