Deep Trekker ROVs used to Locate Missing Son
Amanda Coulas | March 9, 2016
British Columbia-based Company Cold Water Divers Inc. used a pair of Deep Trekker remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to conduct and extensive search mission that lasted for seven days working up to14 hours a day in temperatures as low as -15 degrees Fahrenheit.
Wallace's father, Ronald Sr., and his family were determined to not give up the hope of finding Ronnie. They wanted closure and to bring Ronnie home to have a proper burial. Ron Sr. put together a team of people and equipment, including BC Company Cold Water Divers Inc., to perform a 7 day search of the reservoir.
Amid a blizzard, the team set up in small heated tents over top of holes drilled in the twelve inch thick lake ice to use Deep Trekker ROVs to complete 14 hour a day search of the lake bottom. The temperature outside was never above freezing and dipped as low as -15 degrees Fahrenheit.
On the 7th day, the team had grown weary and approached the last area of investigation that time would allow (hole #12 of 18 that were mapped out for search). After searching over three square miles, on the last day in the last hour Ronnie was found!
The mission was a success and Ronnie was able to come home to Texas for a proper burial with his family.
Media Contact: Amanda Coulas Marketing Manager Deep Trekker Inc. 1-519-342-3177 x3 [email protected]
Industry Related news
ROVs for Law Enforcement: SAR, Underwater Investigation and Security
December 23, 2021
Deep Trekker offers a dedicated, highly capable law enforcement ROV for search...
Marine Unit Tips: Training Your Team to Use ROVs for SAR
November 2, 2021
Specializing in identifying targets of interest, victim and evidence recovery,...
Underwater Search and Rescue Patterns You Should Know
August 30, 2021
Methodical search patterns are important to a thorough search. There are many...