19th of August
Longford Scuba Divers Search and Recovery unit is based in Longford town and has been involved in search and recovery operations in the Midlands Region since 1989.
The purpose of the Search & Recovery Unit is to aid in the location and or rescue of missing persons in the Midlands Region and other jurisdictions as requested.
The unit consist of 18 divers and support personnel, all giving freely of their time and equipment.
Divers who volunteer to join our dedicated unit face significant challenges during these activities, these divers dive in conditions that are far from comfortable and can be extremely daunting. This is where the training comes in to deal with dark and low to nil visibility waters, overhead obstacles, fast flowing water which can be extremely cold at times.