• Welcome to ScubaBoard

  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

Buffalo PD URT Incident

Discussion in 'Public Safety Divers' started by Paul R, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. Paul R

    Paul R Public Safety Diver

    40
    13
    8
  2. Dizzi Lizzi

    Dizzi Lizzi Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: California
    884
    728
    93
    I do hope he is safe somewhere. God bless all those PSD!!

    Can you explain to me what the tender cable is?
     
  3. horsediver1

    horsediver1 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Northern MN
    138
    14
    18
    Dizzi- The tender line is usually a rope that is tied to the diver back to the tender on shore/or boat. If you look at the diver photo you will see he has a harness underneath the B/C with multiple D rings. It appears that this team uses through water comms, some use hard wire which is also attached to the tether rope.
     
  4. tbzep

    tbzep Public Safety Diver

    181
    49
    28
    The tender line allows us to do thorough searches in zero visibility and communicate with the surface. Think of mowing a lawn going back and forth, moving over just enough to cover new ground but overlap a bit to make sure the area is covered. We can communicate via tugs on the line, and in our case, the tender line is also our comm line for audio.
     
  5. Paul R

    Paul R Public Safety Diver

    40
    13
    8
    Got home a little while ago from Buffalo. The only teams diving were Buffalo and us. We were told the river speed was about 10-12 knots. And it sure felt like it. No luck.
    Plan is to be on scene at 8AM tomorrow. Hopefully the predicted thunderstorms don't show up until late afternoon.
     
  6. Resqdivemedic

    Resqdivemedic Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: chepachet, RI USA
    238
    104
    43
    Dive safe, please. Hopefully there is closure to this tragedy soon.
     
  7. Paul R

    Paul R Public Safety Diver

    40
    13
    8
    Had to call it because of the weather.
    Lots of shoreline & river wall covered by us and them today. Erie County Sheriff's ran sonar and dove an area a little further downriver. NYPD continued to use their hand held sonar and others continued to use their side scan. Not sure what dynamic forces were going on, but one agency's side scan cable/tow line snapped. Bye bye fish...
    Planning on lots of drift dives tomorrow.
     
  8. horsediver1

    horsediver1 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Northern MN
    138
    14
    18
    Thanks for the updates be safe!
     
  9. tbzep

    tbzep Public Safety Diver

    181
    49
    28
    My PS diving has always been in still water lakes and ponds until this summer. We were asked by a neighboring county to aid in searching for a drowning victim in the river. I swam against stiff current (for me anyway) and bottomed out at 60 ft in the center of the channel where I searched. Sometime after you have rested from your deployment, I'd love to hear about methods/techniques you and the other divers used in heavy current. Hopefully he will be found soon. Be safe.
     
  10. Resqdivemedic

    Resqdivemedic Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: chepachet, RI USA
    238
    104
    43
    Keep us updated and stay safe.
     

Share This Page