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The Cowlitz County Dive Rescue Team is a professional, non-profit group of volunteers that serves Cowlitz County, Southwest Washington and its neighbors. We respond to any water-related incident including:

  • Vehicle Recovery
  • Lost Swimmers
  • Missing Persons Near the Water
  • Boats and Boaters in Distress
  • Flood incidents
  • Swift Water Rescue
  • In-Water Evidence Recovery

Members of our team not only include divers, but also surface support personnel to aide the divers in search and recovery operations. Although all of our members go through specialized training to properly serve the community while staying safe, we are not paid in any way.


Since we are a volunteer organization, we depend on support from the community through donations to pay for additional training and safety equipment. If you would like to help us by donating, please see our donation page.

If you are interested giving back to the community and would like to see about becoming a member, please contact us.

Cowlitz County Dive Rescue News

  • Date: 2017-06-29 13:00

    Cowlitz County Dive Rescue is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization that is and donation driven and we are looking for new members!

    Our members are trained for diving rescues/recoveries, swift water rescues/recoveries and as surface support. Specialized public safety training is done both by the Dive Rescue team as well as outside training agencies.


    Divers respond to in-water emergencies such as:

  • Date: 2016-04-21 05:16

    Bunco Fundraiser

    Looking for a great way to have fun while helping out a great organization?

    Join us April 30th at 6:30pm for a fun night of Bunco and prizes!

    Where: The Wood Workers Union—536 Oregon Way in Longview

    Cost: $10 per person

    All proceeds go to help the dive team with training and equipment maintenance costs. Our current projects include:

  • Date: 2014-11-19 11:52

    This month the Cowlitz County Dive Rescue team will be training in the Briarcliff Pool in Rainier from 10am to 12pm on Sunday the 23rd. We will be working on both our in-water skills and shore rescue skills.

    We would like to invite the public to come learn more about what our team does and how we make a difference in the community.