Friday, September 08, 2006
The news we had all thought, but didn't want to hear, came today. The two boys missing since Tuesday were found dead in the Dan River. It was the news I'd feared since first arriving on the scene that day. After officials told us that 3 different tracking dogs at 3 different times tracked the boys scent to the river's edge I knew we'd be hearing this news. I knew we'd be hearing it today. Unfortunately, I've been on these kinds of searches before. I'd covered more than a few drownings in Kentucky at my first television station. And I always remember what one rescue worker told me. "It takes 3 days before the body will resurface." A grim reality that most likely took place today. A grim reality that I had hoped we wouldn't be faced with. A grim reality that the parents, family and friends now have to deal with. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.