MCSO conducts water, aviation training at Lake Pleasant

Tara Alatorre

Staff

PEORIA – The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office was conducting training exercises on May 24 at Lake Pleasant with its aviation and dive teams along with the Lake Patrol.

Pictured: A MCSO helicopter conducting training exercises at Lake Pleasant.  Photos courtesy of Karen Alexander/Staff
Pictured: A MCSO helicopter conducting training exercises at Lake Pleasant.
Photos courtesy of Karen Alexander/Staff

The exercises prepare the first-responders for different emergency scenarios that could occur on Arizona’s waterways or lakes, especially over busy holiday weekends.

MCSO simulated extracting cars from the water using helicopters and dive teams on a shallow island near the north part of Lake Pleasant.

Dive teams and MCSO Lake Patrol also participated in water rescue simulations.