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Hall County Fire Rescue added a robot to its dive team. Now more than half the divers have resigned
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Hall County Fire Services dive team will no longer attempt to rescue drowning victims. The team will shift its focus to recovering the body. In a previous photo dive team members Jacob Trites and Tyler Bailey search for a vehicle after a car was spotted in Lake Lanier at Mountain View Park. Hall County Fire Services responded to a vehicle submerged in a cove near the boat ramp of the Mountain View Park, and the Hall County Fire Services dive team was dispatched to search for potential victims. - photo by Erin O. Smith
More than half of the divers on Hall County’s Marine Rescue Team resigned earlier this month after the fire department announced that it would replace them with a $100,000 underwater drone for search and rescue missions.