Swift Water Rescue

The Team is made up of EDSAR members who are trained in swiftwater and flood rescue skills.

The Team conducts SAR operations on the rivers and waterways of El Dorado County, which have worldwide popularity among rafters, kayakers, and other recreational water users. Because of this, every season brings accidents, injuries, and fatalities that the Team responds to.

The Team also conducts Swiftwater & Flood Rescue operations in conjunction with other SAR activities and supports other County and State resources.

The Team is comprised of Rescue Swimmers and Shore Support. All Rescue Swimmers  are required to hold a  SRT-1 (Swiftwater Rescue Technician 1), SRT-A, or equivalent certification. Shore Support personnel are required to have Swiftwater Awareness Training.