Drowning victims’ families form underwater search and recovery society

of three recent victims are hoping to prevent other such by forming an underwater search and recovery society.

In April, Austin Kingsborough and Brendan Wilson drowned in , outside of Merritt. More than a week later, 58-year-old Jack Poole of died in the waters of Shuswap Lake. In both cases, the RCMP dive team failed to find their bodies.

In an attempt to find their bodies, an Idaho couple was called in and they were able to find the missing bodies using specialized .

Recognizing the need for this type of specialty, which will allow to have closure in the of loved ones, the Water Search and Recovery Society has been formed.

They’re hoping to raise $350,000 to purchase the equipment and vessels.

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