About Lake Response

About Us

Our Mission


To be North and South Carolina's most experienced leader of Re-Floating, Recovery and Wreck Removal by providing experienced personal and professional services that establish long-term company durability while ensuring the safety or our people, the public, and the environment.


Beginning in 1991 with a single tow boat, we have grown to become the leader in Towing, Re-Floating and Recovery on every lake and river in North and South Carolina's inland water ways. We have 25 years of experience with over one thousand sunken recoveries.

Company Overview

Our People


Lake Response's Owner Derek DeBord brings multiple years of experience handling complex situations serving 6 years on a rescue squad and 13 years and counting as a sworn Deputy Sheriff, currently assigned to Lake Patrol. The company's manager brings 8 plus years serving in the military with multiple tours overseas, 4 years as an EMT working for Medic and a degree in business.


Lake Response LLC Is contracted by TowBoatUS to provide towing assistance to its members on Lake Norman, Mt. Island Lake, and Lake Wylie. Lake Response also provides towing for individuals that are not members of TowBoatUS and is the area's best and most experienced sunken boat recovery company.

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    Lake Norman
    Huntersville NC 28078