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Recovery, Information, Prevention, and Tactical Intervention for Drowning Emergencies


Help public safety personnel recover drowning victims

bulletExpert phone consultations during or after recovery/rescue incidents
bulletFind the location of drowning victims with a side-scan sonar team
bulletHelp recover submerged bodies with a professional dive team or commercial diving company

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Disseminate information and work towards the passing of standards and laws to:

bulletProvide newspapers, magazines, and other forms of media with drowning prevention information
bulletPrevent drowning and other water-related injuries among public safety personnel
bulletProvide services to fire, police, EMS, and military members of RIPTIDE that include SORTIE magazine, free publications, an information network, and consulting.
bulletHold one or more conferences annually to disseminate safety information
bulletProvide the general public with information on what to do if they witness a drowning, in order to prevent further injuries and to best help responding public safety personnel
bulletProvide publications in the form of workbooks and pamphlets on drowning action procedures
bulletProvide newspapers, magazines, and other forms of media with drowning action information

Help bring justice to victims of homicidal drownings and their families

bulletconduct research on homicidal drowning incidents
bulletdisseminate information to law enforcement personnel and agencies regarding drowning investigations

For more information on how you can help, or how RIPTIDE can help you, please contact us at:

P.O. Box 593 Hurley, NY 12443 (845) 331-2668



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Last modified: April 08, 2003