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How rescue dive teams communicate on Lake Lanier

The dive teams that operate in Lake Lanier take on a dangerous task every time they go in the water.

CUMMING, Ga. — Dive teams that run search and recovery missions in Lake Lanier communicate with each other through a series of tugs on the rope that tethers them.

Tender to diver:

1 tug – Are you okay?

2 tugs – Change direction

3 tugs – Come to surface

4 tugs – Stay down

Diver to tender:

1 tug – I’m okay

2 tugs – Give me slack in the rope

3 tugs – I found something

4 tugs – I’m in trouble


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