Carteret County commissioners provide funding to Sidney Dive Team

Published 1:42 pm Wednesday, March 9, 2022

During the Beaufort County Commissioners meeting Monday, on behalf of his fellow Carteret County Commissioners, Chris Chadwick presented a $12,000 check for the Sidney Dive Team to purchase an additional diving helmet so that the Team could expand its abilities to conduct underwater search, rescue and recovery operations.

The Sidney Dive Team is a highly specialized volunteer dive team that provides underwater emergency services. The Team recently assisted in recovery operations from the airplane crash off the coast of Drum Inlet in Carteret County that killed four sophomores from East Carteret High School and four adults on Feb. 13. The group was returning from a duck-hunting trip to Hyde County when their plane went down.

Chadwick expressed his appreciation to the Sidney Dive Team members for their efforts.  He stated that the Team was, “efficient, well equipped and very compassionate folks” and “we are indebted to them gratefully.” He further stated that they “were a blessing to our county and community and we are  very appreciative to them.”

Chadwick’s presentation can be viewed at starting at the 8:50 mark.