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Superior/Douglas County Dive Rescue Team Commander Tom Champaigne, center, leaps into the Duluth harbor Wednesday behind the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center as, right, dive team member Tom LeSage holds the other end of his rope. Champaigne, a sergeant with the Superior Police Department, took the day off work to assist divers from P.J. Norick & Sons Diving of Duluth with repairs to the Morro Bay’s rudder. (Jed Carlson/

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During the calm between two storms, divers were able to get underneath the Coast Guard cutter Morro Bay and perform some temporary repairs to the rudder. Two members of the Superior/Douglas County Dive Rescue team assisted with the work, which took place Wednesday behind the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.


Dive Team Commander Tom Champaigne of the Superior Police Department plunged into the harbor while Tom LeSage of the Superior Fire Department stayed on dry land.

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