Senior Deputy Rick Harwood and
dive team members establish the point last seen (PLS) and gather
information from Ventura County Sheriff's homicide detectives.
The Sheriff's Raden dive boat
sends in first team of divers to set the PLS marker and begin search
Harwood and Traverson coordinate with divers on the boat
to set the PLS as accurately as possible.
Divers are watched and guided to
An area marker is set on the
John Jackson assists Jay Fischer
set up for a semi-circular search pattern off the pier.
The next set of divers are
staged in off the shore to work in towards divers working off the boat.
Divers enter outside the search
Team members assist the divers
with their search equipment.
Harwood acts as a visual
reference point for the divers.
View of the Ventura Pier and
As the tide fell, divers
searched the surf zone while others ran underwater search patterns.
Team Captain Tim Coates
investigates alternate search methods to use when area is searched again
with an underwater metal detector.
He briefs Dr. Millington on the
Team members are there to help
diver Charles Simons out as the operation comes to a close.