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A highly trained unit of rapid-entry rescue swimmers is on duty
CityStream: Rescue Swimmers
11/30/20178:30

With 200 miles of shoreline in Seattle, it opens the door to boating, kayaking and swimming. Water sports are popular, but can also be dangerous. Drownings happen fast. An adult can drown in 60 seconds, a child even quicker. Time is critical. Now, Seattle firefighters have a way to respond in a hurry. A new highly trained unit of rapid-entry rescue swimmers is on duty 24/7. The training is rigorous. But they're ready for every scenario and can deploy from boats, beaches and piers. See what it takes to be a member of this special group.

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