The King County Sheriff’s Office Marine Rescue Dive Unit deploys specially trained and equipped deputies who are responsible for water-related law enforcement, investigations, rescue and recovery work. Members of the Marine Rescue Dive Unit train for marine rescues twice a month to be ready when a swimmer needs them. KIRO 7’s Allison Grande caught up with Sgt. Mark Rorvik and Deputy Chris Bedker on the Snoqualmie River during their last training session.
“I think rivers, they’re inherently dangerous unless you have specific training and the right equipment,” said Rorvik in the KIRO 7 story.
Commenting on the reduction in the number of drowning calls so far this year, Rorvik added, “I would hope that’s education, enforcement.”