Thursday, November 23, 2006

Technology helps family's have closure

In what is kind of a strange story yet one that demonstrates how far we have come from in sonar technology, this from CNN:

STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR, Utah (AP) -- For more than a decade, the remains of several boaters have been hidden in the dark, cold depths of this 26-square-mile lake high in the Uinta National Forest.

Then, in a span of just two weeks, Strawberry Reservoir gave up six of its dead during a search for a couple whose boat capsized November 8.

What loosened the reservoir's grip on the dead was sonar, which transmits high-frequency waves through water and registers vibrations that bounce off an object.

One of the bodies found had been thought to have been in the lake since 1995, so that family at least can rest knowing that the person is no longer in the lake.

1 comment:

Hooda Thunkit said...

I'm curious as to what kept the bodies submerged; bodies in lake Erie almost always float to the surface in 3 days or less, unless trapped by something.