Izard County Sheriff Department currently has two boats and a dive and equipment trailer to fill the needs of the county for search and rescue. Izard County Sheriff Department has 5 certified divers that can handle body recovery out of river and lakes as well as evidence retrieval. The Deputies are trained in several different aspects. We are capable to do the following tasks:
- Scuba Diving
- Swift water Rescue
- High angle rescue
- Woodland Search
In September 25, 2006 Izard County Search and Rescue team was called upon by a neighboring County to assist in (swift water) recovery 19 people who were in life threatening position on the flooded Spring River in Hardy. Izard County Search and Rescue was able to rescue 11 out of the 19 people.