Since September 11, 2001, the FBI has created scuba teams in Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, D.C. following the model of New York's team, the FBI's oldest. And fighting terrorism below the surface has led to a change in emergency preparedness.Gotta love it.
"Harness is on, bc's on," says one of the FBI's scuba divers as he prepares to search for a gun in upstate New York's Lake Minnewaska. "Ed's pressure is 2500 pounds."
“Commence search," says team leader Michael Tyms.
In 2002, the FBI issued an alert on how terrorists might be setting their sights underwater, stating, "various terrorist elements have sought to develop an offensive scuba diver capability."
The work of the FBI's elite team of divers has remained in the shadows, until now.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Okay. Time for the terrorist diver story of the month: Underwater With FBI Divers