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Cold Water Divers Inc. use Deep Trekker ROVs to Locate Missing Son and Provide Closure for Father and Family

Amanda Coulas   |   March 9, 2016

ROV under iceBritish 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.search team using camera

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.

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Media Contact: Amanda Coulas Marketing Manager Deep Trekker Inc. 1-519-342-3177 x3 [email protected]

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