There is a community meeting coming to the Merritt in respect to search and rescue. Hosted by the Nicola Valley Search and Rescue society, it highlights the society formed to provide recovery activities after a demonstrated need occurred when two young men drowned in their canoe on Nicola Lake.The meeting place is at the local community college NVIT Nicola Valley Institute of Technology on Belshaw Avenue in Merritt.

The presentation is billed as being by the founders of the recovery society and is on April 13th at 1pm.

Search and rescue goes to a recovery phase after a certain time passes.

Update: The mission Statement of the Legacy Water Search and recovery as a non-profit society is to search and safely recover drowning victims with innovative technology. They are committed to provide victim’s families with emotional support and drowning prevention education to the public.

The groups inspiration came from the activities of Gene and Sandy Ralston, who for only expenses have traveled thousands of miles in North America. The Ralston’ have used advances in key technologies such as side scan sonar and remote operated vehicles to search and recover victims in very deep water.

The Ralstons and associates efforts have lead to the recovery of 90 victims of drowning since 2000. source Legacy Water Search and Recovery brochure.

At this time they are looking for support to purchase equipment, they can be contacted at  their web site .
Today in history: April 1st 1891

The Wrigley company is founded in Chicago Illinois