VIDEO: Murder Weapon Found Hidden In a River Using Specialist Underwater Search and Rescue Equipment
In an investigation to find evidence of a double murder, a Kent Police Specialist Search Team discovered a knife resting on a riverbed using the Reach and Rescue 17m telescopic pole and with the Underwater Inspection and Search Camera attached.
A drone was used initially to survey the stretch of the River Stour in Fordwich. After the particular location was chosen, the search team deployed the rescue pole with search camera attached with success; the murder weapon was successfully located and retrieved from the river with the work undertaken with the camera resulting in a conviction and sentencing. Plus, numerous police hours were saved through negating the need for a costly specialist dive team – and the Police search team didn’t have to risk entering the water themselves.
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Reach and Rescue’s versatile Underwater Inspection and Search Camera has multiple applications such as body searches, weapon searches and for security checks on people, locations and vehicles by Police and Military Services. Security Officers from factory plants inspect the exterior of incoming and outgoing haulage whilst Her Majesty’s Border Force use the camera attachments to search the hulls of sea vessels coming into harbour. Reach and Rescue’s Inspection and Search Camera has been successfully used to carry out security checks ahead of a G8 summit too.