At approx 5:30 pm, fireboats reponded to a possible drowning in the area of R2. Fireboat 11-7, 11-5, 11-8 and 11-1 responded along with Rescue 7 and Company 7 as well asScruggs Dive Team. Unified Command was established. with the Deptartment of Inland Fisheries Conservation Officers. Units cleared the area around 8:30 due to darkness. Search will resume in the morning.
The Smith Mountain Lake Marine Fire/Rescue is actively seeking new members. Members can be firefighters, EMT's or simply someone that wants to help the community. If you feel that you have that calling to help others, that is the person we would like to speak with. Please drop us a note on this page or submit an application at Bedford County Department of Fire and Rescue.
Remember, "MANY HANDS, MAKE LIGHT WORK"!