Search Continues on Bighorn Lake
Written by Andrew-Rossi on August 14, 2018
The search for two men missing on Bighorn Lake continues.
Christy Fleming with the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area reports that the shore line and water surface have been searched from dayboards 6 to 9, the eastern shoreline and water surface have been searched from dayboards 1 to 7 and the accident site has been identified.
Fleming says that a special team has been called in to assist with the underwater search. The National Park Service’s Submerged Resources Center team was called in from Grand Teton yesterday, and used their underwater imaging technology. The information they gathered yesterday will be used to better direct search crews today.
Additional resources will be joining the search today, including a contract dive team from Salt Lake City. They are planning to do a deeper scan of the lake in the river channel, use remote operated vehicles based off the information provided by sonar, and search the water surface and shoreline from dayboards 4 to 14.
The lake is not closed at this time, but boaters should be advised that there is a no wake zone request from dayboards 5 to 9. For safety reasons, access maybe restricted around work areas during diving operations.
Boaters should be aware there may be possible delays or closures between dayboards 5 and 9 during the operation period from 7 AM to 7 PM.