The rescue divers were gearing up to pierce into the water on St. Anns Bay in order to search the area believed to contain a missing car that went off the Englishtown ferry last week. RCMP Staff Sgt., Craig Yorke, shared on Tuesday morning that the searchers have a “hit” on sonar equipment in that location, almost 200 metres far from the ferry ramp, where workers witnessed the car sinking on the night of March 25.
Yorke alleged that the vehicle is visible on the sonar, however he also warned to remain cautious and not assume its presence as it is not yet positively identified as the missing vehicle. He explained that the searchers are present on the scene since 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, although they were enforced to wait, due to the freezing temperatures and thick fog, until ice floes left the channel so they could proceed into the water. Meanwhile, the family members of Jerry Hengeveld are nervously awaiting for the results of the search.
A resident of Pictou, Bill Halliday, alleged that he and his wife Linda, Hengeveld’s daughter, received a phone call last Friday from friends and family in the Annapolis Valley asking if they had seen Hengeveld since he has not been to his usual spots on the days when he should have. The situation was a little complex due to Hengeveld’s habit of often taking trips without telling anyone, said Halliday. He added that “when it became longer than he would normally (be away), (friends) called here to check and we said, ‘no, he hadn’t shown here.’ ”
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