In a Fb publish Thursday night, the Purple Lake Police Division stated crews utilizing underwater distant-operated automobiles “managed to find foot imprints on the lake backside and ultimately found a inexperienced fisherman’s boot that almost definitely belongs to one of many lacking fisherman.”
The seek for 29-yr-previous Deland Beaulieu and a 17-yr-previous boy, who has not been recognized by officers, has now reached its fourth week. The 2 disappeared the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 6, when their Pink Lake Fisheries boat capsized on Decrease Pink Lake. The third man on the boat, 32-yr-previous Dominick Johnson, was capable of swim to shore and survived.
Members of the St. Louis County Search and Rescue Workforce arrived Thursday morning to assist in the search efforts with Pink Lake Regulation Enforcement, Pink Lake Hearth Division and Leech Lake Conservation Officers. The groups used 5 distant-operated underwater automobiles in addition to a cadaver canine within the search and can proceed efforts via the weekend, the publish stated.
Groups from the Stutsman County (N.D.) and Valley Rescue from Fargo additionally aided within the search on Monday-Wednesday, utilizing distant automobiles and a cadaver canine. The teams coated and eradicated huge search areas working with Pink Lake and Leech Lake businesses.
“We will not categorical sufficient gratitude to all the surface search and rescue businesses providing help to Purple Lake thus far,” the submit stated.
Earlier this week, the Pink Lake Tribal Council introduced a donation fund for the households of the lacking fishermen has been created at First Nationwide Financial institution Bemidji.
“Any financial donation made can be enormously appreciated and could be deposited underneath the account: Purple Lake Band of Chippewa Indians — Fishermen Profit Account,” the council introduced in a Fb submit.