RCMP Update May 14th, 2014
The RCMP dive team conducted another search of the Bigelow Bay area today using underwater sonar in an effort to find the three missing youths from the New Denver area, without success. The team plans on continuing to search underwater tomorrow also. The RCMP is also exploring other viable options in it’s efforts to bring this event to a conclusion. Emergency Management BC has been contacted and agreed to provide additional equipment that can search at a deeper depth as the lake is well over 400 ft deep where the canoe overturned. This equipment includes both side scan radar and an underwater remote vehicle. It and operators are expected to arrive on Thursday. There are estimations that the depths reach 600-700 ft. within the search area making the recovery more difficult.
Sgt. Darryl Little
Central Kootenay Regional RCMP.