The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors have disbanded the IID Dive Team.
The move came during the closed session portion of the Board's meeting Tuesday and reported during the public portion of the meeting. IID's general counsel Frank Oswalt said , " After the unfortunate incident in which a member of the IID dive team perished , the activities of the dive team have been suspended , the incident investigated and activities of the team evaluated. Today , the board's action officially disbands the dive team."
The team's activities were suspended in October of 2018 following the death of one of it's members. According to a statement , the District will continue to provide personnel who will respond to emergency events involving district infrastructure and work with first responders. The board directed staff to inventory the dive team's equipment and dispose of it through appropriate district policies.