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Re: searching in a river give me some advice [Re: Vinke] #7150451
01/22/21 11:58 PM
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I have never used one but heard nothing but amazing things about the garmin panopix live scope sonar. I wonder if that could help. Big game changer in fishing. Maybe some who has one ca chime in

Re: searching in a river give me some advice [Re: Netman] #7150598
01/23/21 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Netman
Iím a retired LEO that worked on the Ohio river here in Indiana. I was also a river diver for many years with many recoveryís. Most of the important information has already been given to you in the above replies.
If I was to start looking I would drag the area last seen. Second I would look in eddyís or around them. I would look in sharp river bends. Places you see debris built up. Watch for crows or buzzards. If the river has dropped look in a boat then scour the bank.
Do a media release and get a television crew to film your efforts.
When the average joe is riding around in his boat and seeís a red piece of clothing if he is informed of the recovery he will go look and see what the red thing is. If heís unaware he will fly on by in his boat. You want boaters out looking for the body the day the internal gas decides to float the body.
Meet up with the Game Warden or Water Patrol and ask them for help and suggestions. People are willing to help they just need to know what to do.
I wish you luck and sorry to hear this.


Some good advice here. A friend in high school was fishing behind a dam in early spring when the flood gates opened. He drowned. They recovered him three months later about four miles down river on a sandbar. A fisherman saw something washed up and went to investigate.

Perhaps posting Missing flyers at the boat docks in the area, local bars, and local bait shops. Outdoors people could be several hundred extra pairs of eyes in the search.

Prayers to you.

Re: searching in a river give me some advice [Re: Vinke] #7150634
01/23/21 08:15 AM
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Prayers to everyone involved, I can't imagine what they are going through, and pray they find the young lady and have closure on this.

Re: searching in a river give me some advice [Re: Vinke] #7150692
01/23/21 09:10 AM
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Livescope sonar would be my choice

hope she is recovered for the sake of family and friends

Re: searching in a river give me some advice [Re: Vinke] #7150698
01/23/21 09:12 AM
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Side scan sonar is a must for this kind of thing. You can actually see them on the bottom. Divers can go in and check out anything that looks like a person. Have worked two drownings, one was a kid swimming that couldnít swim, stepped off into the river channel and went down. The second went over the dam in a boat. Both were found right where they went in. Our rivers are controlled by the corps of engineers so they are not free flowing with lots of current. In that kind of scenario it has been my experience that they donít go far once they go down, but perhaps your water conditions are different.


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Re: searching in a river give me some advice [Re: Vinke] #7150770
01/23/21 10:00 AM
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I have no experience in recovering a body but I had an alert brother fifteen years my senior pull me out when I was going down for the count. I was young, maybe ten and I have no recollection of being panicked at all. It seemed almost peaceful. I'm sorry to hear of it, it's tragic and I hope the family gets closure soo.

Re: searching in a river give me some advice [Re: Vinke] #7150780
01/23/21 10:11 AM
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No experience ,but how about eddies and snags.

Re: searching in a river give me some advice [Re: Vinke] #7153932
01/25/21 04:01 PM
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Any updates? I hope someone found her by now. frown

Re: searching in a river give me some advice [Re: Vinke] #7153985
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That's too bad Vinke. Best wishes for your family.


I had a great uncle, a river rat a hundred years ago. Before he died, he would tell me about dragging the river for people who drowned. Several times he said most look to far from where they went in. After time, you'll find them farther down stream.

Re: searching in a river give me some advice [Re: Vinke] #7157917
01/27/21 08:05 PM
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Long days. Going to drag a spot that is very hard to get to tomorrow with the water flow.
thanks for Praying and advice.


river temperatures areat 36.


Re: searching in a river give me some advice [Re: Vinke] #7157937
01/27/21 08:14 PM
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Praying that you can find that young lady soon Vinke, no man should have to bear the weight you have placed on your shoulders.

Re: searching in a river give me some advice [Re: Vinke] #7157939
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http://cadaverdog.com/Associates.html

Have you reached out to these folks for assistance? They are in your state. They used dogs this summer on a recovery here. One dog alerted to where they found the man. Keep the faith.

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