Re: Probability of Detection (P.O.D.)
I will clarify, I do not mean a drop in the bucket, great depths, open waters search. No one could work that area and I would not be rediculous enough to suggest it, that was again not my intent.
What I am talking about could not be called a "true" shore line search either. For example, the case where we were able to locate one victim but never found the other had the boat moored just over 3/4-1 off a mile off the barrier island in the Gulf, the victim was found in open water in the Gulf. Another search was from a river that dumped into an inland water way and then into the Gulf, the victim was found in open water in the Gulf outside the opening to the inland water way. In this search we searched the river, then the inland water way but only when searchers ventured into the gulf was the victim located. I am not trying to argue particulars with anyone, I was simply stating that we have searched in the Gulf.
If you would classify these as shore line searches even if in the Gulf, please educate me.
I was not saying it was easy, nor that myself nor anyone with far more experience than me has had great success with these types of searches, quite the opposite. In fact the ONLY reason I brought up the Gulf, inland water, bay ways ect was that because of tidal flow and currents and the very flat water way floors, body's can travel significant distances.(in the 4 angels search the last child Hannah travelled 60 miles from the Dauphin Island bridge) That was the ONLY point I was trying to make.
Sharon, Mom to
Lexi CGC (Cert. area search)
Neko CGC (Cert. HRD)
Justice CGC (trailing),
BOLO, Bloodhound CGC(trailing)
Titan, Shilo Shepherd (beginning area search)
Lil Bear and Izzy and Louie(Pom's)