Fire Department to provide update on Oldman drowning Thursday morning

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter)
July 11, 2018 - 4:00pm

LETHBRIDGE --   A week after the suspected drowning of a local teen, Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services will hold a news conference Thursday morning to offer an update on the search.
 
A boy was part of a group in the water last Friday (July 6) evening, when he was apparently swept under the surface and possibly drawn into a hole.
 
Over the past week, divers with the Lethbridge Fire Water Rescue team targeted several locations in the river at Alexander Wilderness Park, in their effort to recover the body. Last Sunday, the dive team used sonar to scan the river bottom based on information from a witness.
 
At that time, Dana Terry, deputy chief of support services for Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services, spoke about the difficult task.
 
“The challenge with that area is, there’s big rocks there as well, and that can show up on the sonar unit as well, so you have to dive it to make sure and varying depths, anywhere from 10 feet to four feet, three feet, obviously those ones you could see from the surface, but the depth, the visibility is not the greatest.”
 
Up to seven divers have been scouring the river for the past week.
 

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