LSUR performs dive operations in all types of water, ranging from rivers, ponds, lakes, creeks, and quarries. The subject matter of an operation could be:
Weapons / Evidence Recovery
Small Aircraft Recovery
Human and Animal Rescue / Recovery
Vehicle Recovery (Boats, Cars, Etc.,)
Swift water / River Rescue
Ice Rescue / Ice Diving Recovery
Land / Water based missing persons searches
Operations are performed for law enforcement and fire agencies in the five - state regions, in all kinds of weather conditions. LSUR works closely with the requesting agency to coordinate any operation. By policy, the team will not search for a missing person or evidence unless contacted by the local law enforcement agency handling the case.
Throughout the history of LSUR, the team has performed hundreds of operations throughout the Midwest region. In 1990 alone, the team rescued over 200 people trapped or threatened by flood waters within the Little Blue River basin area in Kansas City. The team has been commended by the Mayor of Kansas City for outstanding achievement in the field of underwater recovery.
As a result of our many successful searches, LSUR members are called to provide witness testimony relating to the dive operation.
For the general public, we recover personal property (such as lost keys, wallets, etc.), and perform water safety programs for schools, church groups, and civic groups.
How we serve
LSUR is very active in the communities surrounding the Kansas City metropolitan area. On average, LSUR is working on dive operations. Public Relations events, training or in team meetings one-third of the year, or on average about 2 days a week. Whether they are providing water safety programs for kindergartens and schools, speaking to civic groups about the Team, or diving for evidence for a law enforcement agency, LSUR still encourages members to maintain a healthy balance with their regular paying jobs and families.
Who we serve
Our services are provided:
To the general public and all levels of governmental agencies
In Jackson County, Missouri, the surrounding counties, and the surrounding states of Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Iowa.