Red River 2011

CAST members cut through thick Red River ice.

Insert: A sample of Red River ice!

CAST was invited to return to the search for Nathaniel Thorassie In January 2011. The team was able to run diving operations for three consecutive days. During that time the team searched approximately 150m / 500 feet along the river bank from the East side of the Disraeli Freeway Bridge to the Northwest and covered approximately 23,225m2 / 40,000 square feet of river bed. 

The diving conditions were even more extreme than those in December. In addition to the cold, the ice, zero visibility and contaminated water there was an accumulation of slush under the ice that interfered with search patterns and required extra effort to keep the hole in the ice clear.

In spite of the conditions our diving operations were efficient and effective. With a strong team effort we were able to recover the diver, reposition the diving operation down the river and get the next diver into the water in times as short as a half hour.

Our only regret was that our efforts were unsuccessful.

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