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State Police Train in Maine's Cold Water
02/28/2014 02:58 PM ET  

The Maine Department of Public Safety says the training is taking place at Moosehead Lake, about 100 yards from the shore in Greenville Junction.

Maine State Police Trooper Elisha Fowlie diving below the ice of Moosehead Lake.

Maine State Police Trooper Elisha Fowlie dives below the ice of Moosehead Lake during an training exercise this week.

GREENVILLE JUNCTION, Maine (AP) _ Members of the State Police dive teams from Maine and Connecticut have spent this week training in cold water, and Rhode Island's team will join them next week.

The Maine Department of Public Safety says the training is taking place at Moosehead Lake, about 100 yards from the shore in Greenville Junction.

The water temperature has been 32 degrees, and the ice is about two feet thick under heavy snow cover.

The dive team training in cold weather conditions is conducted every year, state officials say.

Photo: Courtesy Maine Department of Public Safety


 

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