More From Texas State Guard Underwater Salvage Operation: Collaboration and Expertise Shine at Lake Lavon

Recently, we highlighted a specialized salvage operation led by the Texas State Guard’s Maritime Regiment at Lake Lavon in Collin County. This collaborative effort saw the State Guard’s expert divers join forces with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the local Fire Department, and the Sheriff’s Department. Tasked with recovering two submerged vehicles, the mission underscored the Texas State Guard’s adeptness in underwater maneuvers and cross-agency teamwork. Bolstered by the support from the 1st Bn Medical personnel, the two-day operation epitomized the TXSG’s expertise, commitment, and unwavering dedication to the people of Texas.

Here are more photos from the operation:

Members of the Texas State Guard (TXSG) boat and dive teams from 2nd Battalion (Bn), 1st Brigade, and across the state, with 1st Bn Medical support, partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wylie Fire Department, and Collins County Sheriff’s Department to participate in a vehicle salvage at Lake Lavon in Collin County on September 23, 2023. While surveying the area earlier that month, salvage divers were able to locate and safely recover two submerged vehicles with lift bags in a two-day period with the assistance of Texas State Guard boats, debris vessels, and center console boats. By setting up and running a tactical operations center, conducting underwater searches, and overseeing staging locations, the boat and dive crews put their abilities to the test. In addition to other tasks, TXSG boat and dive teams carry out watercraft search and rescue, equipment recovery, swift water rescue, and flood water rescue—many of which were used during Hurricane Harvey. The experience allowed for additional team building with partner agencies provided cross-training among organizations, and improved the teams’ readiness to assist our fellow Texans! (Photos by Sgt. Anthony Miller and Capt. Eddie Webster) #TexansServingTexas #TXSGSAR #TXSGDive #TXSG #vanguardbrigade


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