Meridian Police Get Dive Training

By: Lindsey Brown Email
By: Lindsey Brown Email

Meridian police officers Friday wrapped up seven days of dive draining. It took place at Bonita Lakes Park.

The officers learned to search for bodies, evidence and also weapons that could possibly be thrown in the water. Trainers say Bonita Lakes adds a complication in that the water is dark and makes it difficult to navigate.

"You get out here in the lake or some of these rivers where it is muddy water. It is really dark and you start stirring it up. You can't see past your glasses you have on your face," said officer Dustin Colson.

Friday was the final day of the training. Officers just hope their new skills aren't put to the test anytime soon.


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