Ohio's new forensic dive team will help authorities from around the state solve crimes.
"One of the things we have not been able to do is help if there is a crime scene that involves water," said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.
The Bureau of Criminal Investigation team took to a quarry in Circleville on Monday to demonstrate how they can find a submerged gun.
The eight-member team is trained to assist local law enforcement agencies identify, document and recover evidence and human remains from the water.
Agents said weapons are the most common piece of evidence tossed into a lake or river.
"This is going to be something added that the BCI is going to be able to back us up scientifically," said Pickaway County Sheriff Dwight Radcliff.
Dive Team members will also assist the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency with criminal investigations such as illegal underwater tire or barrel dumps.
Both the EPA and BCI said the dive team will mean they have more resources available to tackle environmental crimes.
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