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Get to know your Dive Rescue Team:
2019-2021 Vice President
Joined in May 2007.
Bill is a Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Rapid Deployment Search & Rescue Diver. Bill is also a Boat and SONAR operator.
Bill is a graduate of Lee’s Summit H.S. Class of 1982, he retired from the U.S. Navy, where he was a Submariner 1982-2006, Bill started diving for the Navy in 1985 and has been diving ever.
Bill has served on numerous Dive Rescue teams across the United States. Bill has been a search and recovery Diver for the past 35 years working with teams in Kitsap County Washington(Seattle area), Berkeley County (Charleston, SC) and LSUR lending his skills in Underwater Search and Recovery to those teams, while still serving actively in the Navy.
After retiring from the Navy in 2006 and moving back to the Kansas City area in 2007, Bill joined Lee’s Summit Underwater. Bill has held many positions in the organization, including: Team Captain, Secretary, Equipment Officer and Currently Vice President.
Being a member of a special cadre of divers and support persons in the Kansas City area providing a service not many are willing to do. The hours can be long sometimes, but we are glad.to provide this needed service to the metro area.
Our primary mission is the prevention of drownings by educating youth and families about safe boating and swimming practices in our local lakes and rivers. This mission has seen sucess, not solely from our actions but by all of those who share our mission. The numbers have shown a reduction in incidents over the past several years. We’ve been blessed to see metro drownings significantly decrease.
Bill would like to get the word out that the team is actively recruiting new members to help us. If you are interested in learning more, or submitting a letter.of interest, please see the recruit packet on our website: www.lsur.org/join-us/ Or call 816-525-9555 option 6; or email email@example.com
Diving in Jackson County is unlike diving anywhere in the Midwest. ... See MoreSee Less
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Had another productive training day in the pool. Getting our probies pool time and practice swimming patterns. Good job to Victor Harrison and Michael Cervas. Divers in the making. Great job to Chad Neal for his in water instruction and to the rest of the team who showed up to support training. ... See MoreSee Less
Lee's Summit Underwater Rescue & Recovery Lee's Summit Underwater Rescue & Recovery shared a post.
4 months ago
Former member and President of LSUR. We salute you David Hartman.Day 5, today we honor the heroic actions of Lee's Summit Missouri Police Department Officer Dave Hartman. Sir, your unselfish actions on that day, trying to save a young life that ultimately cost you yours, will never be forgotten. End of watch 05/01/1983. Thankful for your wife and daughter allowing us to honor you!
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4 months ago
Interview with FOX4 News Kansas City regarding the dangers of the water conditions. Be sure to watch the news tonight to learn how we are ready to assist our communities as the water continues to rise
Turn around, Don't Drown! Your life is worth more than the extra time it takes to play it safe and find another route.
Here are some pics from the park, where water is expected to rise another five feet before beginning to receed. ... See MoreSee Less
4 months ago
LSUR members and alumni. Trailer is good to go. All alumni are invited to come check it out. ... See MoreSee Less
5 months ago
Happy Valentines Day from all of us at LSUR!
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