State police dive teams participate in training on Moosehead Lake

Maine State Police Trooper Elisha Fowlie dives below the ice of Moosehead Lake during a training dive this week.
Maine State Police photo
Maine State Police Trooper Elisha Fowlie dives below the ice of Moosehead Lake during a training dive this week.
Posted Feb. 28, 2014, at 2:44 p.m.
Last modified March 03, 2014, at 1:44 p.m.
Maine State Police Dive Team Cmdr. Matt Grant  checks on Trooper Jeremiah Wesbrock before he enters the water of Moosehead Lake during training exercises this week.  Detective Gerry Coleman looks on.
Maine State Police photo
Maine State Police Dive Team Cmdr. Matt Grant checks on Trooper Jeremiah Wesbrock before he enters the water of Moosehead Lake during training exercises this week. Detective Gerry Coleman looks on.

GREENVILLE, Maine — State police dive team members from Maine and Connecticut spent last week training in cold water in Moosehead Lake, and more officers will participate this week.

Maine State Police spokesman Stephen McCausland said teams from Rhode Island will arrive in Greenville this week.

The training is conducted in cold-weather conditions on a yearly basis.

Lake temperatures have been as low as 32 degrees during the training, McCausland said, and the dives have occurred about 100 yards from shore off West Cove.

The ice has been about 2 feet thick and the water depth has been roughly 30 feet.

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