The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office has law enforcement responsibility for all waterways within Goodhue County making the Sheriff's Dive/Rescue Team responsible for all rescue and recovery operations county-wide.
Goodhue County Sheriff, Marty Kelly, says the department did not have a dive and rescue ream until just a few years years before he took office in January, 2019.
Kelly says the Dive Team members receive specialized training in ice, deep water, salvage/wreck, and rescue/first aid diving operations.
The main purpose of the team is for searching for stolen property, weapons, automobiles, and drowning victims.
The dive team also assists neighboring jurisdictions in both Minnesota and Wisconsin with underwater recovery operations.