Learn how a dog can find the scent of a body submerged in different water environments and to pinpoint its location. See the ways the dog "alerts" to the handler its discovery.
Search techniques, water dynamics, and working with other recovery resources, such as sonar and divers, are discussed. People, who had near drowning experiences, share how they were found and resuscitated.
There are many considerations working a water search dog, from safety precautions, whether on a boat or along a shoreline, to the use of training aids and the details of a search report.
Numerous drownings occur year round making the demand for water search dogs high—as an asset, another tool to recovery operations with other agencies.