- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

RANGELEY, Maine (AP) - Dive teams from law enforcement agencies around New England are going to be in Maine this week for winter training on a frozen lake.

The effort began last week with divers from Maine State Police Underwater Recovery Team and their counterparts from the Connecticut State Police. More teams will be arriving this week for training on under-the-ice search and recovery exercises.

The teams are diving in Rangeley Lake in about 25 feet of water.

Maine Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said the teams normally have to deal with about 30 inches of ice, but the ice thickness is only about 18 inches because of mild weather.

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