KMBC 9 News recently featured an article about the work of volunteers at the Underwater Rescue and Recovery team of Lee’s Summit. These awesome individuals train every month to be sure their skills in water rescue are in top shape. The team not only helps in the Lee’s Summit area but assists in the greater Kansas City Metro area as well as out of town rescues. With heavy rains in the area the last few days, we realize how important this crew is to the safety of those caught in these frightening storm waters. We wonder how many lives have been saved as a result of these volunteers. More importantly we thank these kind individuals who spend a considerable amount of time each year preparing to keep us safe in the event of a needed water rescue.
The Underwater Rescue Team must insure their equipment is always in top working order so they my respond at a moments notice. Equipment failure at anytime could mean the difference of saving a life or not. The Team relies on US Boatworks to keep their Mercury outboard motors in top running condition. We are proud to serve the team and love that they understand the value of using Mercury Certified Master Mechanics. Certified Mechanics are expertly trained by Mercury Marine through Mercury University. When it comes to your outboard or sterndrive, they know it all. Not to mention their expertise in the latest offerings in controls, gauges, propellers, and parts and accessories is top notch. Technicians earn Certified or Master status through an extensive range of product-specific courses every year. Our knowledgable staff has been happy to keep families safely on the water over the years. If the Underwater Rescue Team relies on US Boatworks, shouldn’t you?
Video: KMBC 9 News & Underwater Recovery and Rescue
Transcript: THAT’S THE BODY OF WATER BEHIND ME RIGHT HERE. EYE ON THAT TONIGHT. FLOODING AND FLOODWATERS, BEFORE THE NIGHT FELL AND THE STORM HEADED OVER TO LEE TO TALK TO THE LEE SUM MYTH UNDERWATER TEAM. DIVE TEAM. THERE HAVE BEEN VOLUNTEERS DIVING FOR THE PAST 50 YEARS HERE IN THE METRO. SUGGESTS. THEY DIVE TO RESCUE PEOPLE FROM WATER AND THEY RECOVER PROPERTY. STANDBY DURING SEVERE WEATHER. NOW. THEY CAN ASSIST LAW MAKING FLOODWATER RESCUES. BY THEIR NATURE ARE DIRTY WATER HAVING ANY COMBINATION OF THINGS FLOATING IN IT. >> IT IS LIKE DIVING IN CHOCOLATE MILK. IT DOESN’T PACE THAT WELL. FRONT OF YOU. ALL OF OUR DIVING IS DONE WITH A TETHERED ROPE THAT’S MEASURED SO WE CAN KNOW WHERE WE’RE AT IN THE WATER AT ALL TIMES. STACEY: TO BE PREPARED TO DO FLOODWATER RESCUES AND PROPERTY RECOVERY, JENNIFER TELLS ME HER TEAM DIVE AND TRAIN EVERY MONTH. THEIR MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL. THEY ARE NOT JUST IN LEE SUMMITT. OVER HERE TO THE KANSAS SIDE OF THE STATELINE AND HELP OUT AUTHORITIES. IN FACT, THEY GO ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.