Sunday, 5/26 Search Resumes at 10am

Tomorrow the ground search along the west shore of the lake will resume at 10am and continue throughout the day. Meet at Sheldrake Point any time on Sunday to find where you can be the most help. The high winds and natural nature of the water in the lake make the coastline always changing, so multiple searches in the same area are necessary.

Thank you to everyone who has helped in the efforts to find Chris since Wednesday.

4pm Sat 5/25, New Contact Names and Numbers

GROUND SEARCH: The search for Chris Dennis continues today with teams going out from Sheldrake Point on the west side of Cayuga Lake http://goo.gl/maps/nFQRm. Please meet there to receive instructions on where to search.

If you have any questions or information please call or email our new contacts:

Lowell Chamberlain: 607-229-4802, lowc11@yahoo.com
Jane Mt. Pleasant: 607-351-8207, jm21@cornell.edu

Search teams will be going out all afternoon, with the last team going out at 6:00pm, returning by 7:00pm. Remember to dress warmly and wear closed toed shoes.

WATER SEARCH: Search boats have been canvassing the lake today with nothing yet to report. Please do not go out by private boat today. The water is very rough because of high winds.

Thank you to all those who have helped in the search and coordinated the sharing of information and donations of food and water. There are plenty of supplies for volunteers at the moment, but more may be needed in the future.

For non-emergencies you can still contact: searchforchrisdennis@gmail.com

10:00pm Friday 4/24 Update: Help still needed

The search for missing Cornell student Chris Dennis is ongoing as of 10:00pm Friday, 4/24. More volunteers for land searches are needed for tomorrow’s continuing effort. We will ONLY be operating out of the West side location at SHELDRAKE POINT (map below), NOT Milliken. We will be fully operational by 10am Saturday May 25th please come prepared to help. Details below.

Chris’s family and friends are extremely grateful for the outpouring of support from our community. We thank the volunteers who canvassed Cayuga Lake’s perimeter and the many who have shown support by supplying us with food, water and shelter.

Searches will continue until nightfall (volunteer coordinator contact info below):

Water Search:
Five civilian boats with sonar will be going out tomorrow. There will be a briefing at Treman Marina (entrance after the Hanger Theater) at 7:30 am. We are looking for experienced boaters with waterproof gear to help man the search. Please contact us if you are interested.

Due to weather conditions, we strongly ask that volunteers do not conduct independent water searches (kayaks, small watercraft, etc.) unless they are experts and have access to wetsuits and appropriate safety equipment.

Ground Search:
Volunteers will travel to the checkpoint on the west side of the lake- Sheldrake Point http://goo.gl/maps/nFQRm

We need the most volunteers for our ground searches. Most student carpools will leave the Schwartz Center in College Town throughout the day. (We suggest meeting under the gazebo, do not park at the bus stop) Please self-organize, fill your cars, and find your way to us. Please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/a/cornell.edu/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ant6ZNCNsQQ4dFRkVlFaa3g4LTZMZ0FmYkFvRXl4RHc#gid=2

Volunteers: Please expect cold rainy conditions; wear close-toe shoes, warm clothing. We have food, water, reflective vests and ponchos available throughout the day.

Contact Info:
We now have a WordPress up and running, which you can check for updates: searchforchrisdennis.Wordpress.com. We will also start using this email address non-urgent questions:searchforchrisdennis@gmail.com.

For urgent matters please contact:
Primary: Anna-Lisa Castle (3123307998)
Anthony Santa Maria (6177632955)

 

2:00pm Friday 5/24 Update – Call for volunteers

Updated as of 2:00pm Friday 4/24 — PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY  — Help needed in ongoing search for Chris Dennis

The search for missing Cornell student Chris Dennis is ongoing as of 2:00pm Friday, 4/24. More volunteers for land searches are needed (Esp. At the East Shore location, though help is welcome at either location). Volunteers have conducted land and water searches since 8am this morning.

Chris’s family and friends are extremely grateful for the outpouring of support from our community. We thank the volunteers who canvassed Cayuga Lake’s perimeter and the many who have shown support by supplying us with food, water and shelter.

Searches will continue until nightfall (volunteer coordinator contact info below):

Water Search: Due to weather conditions, we strongly ask that volunteers do not conduct water searches (kayaks, small watercraft, etc.) unless they are experts and have access to wetsuits and appropriate safety equipment.

Ground Search: We need most volunteers for our ground searches. Search parties will leave the Schwartz Center in College Town throughout the day. Searches will stop at nightfall (8:30pm). Please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/a/cornell.edu/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ant6ZNCNsQQ4dFRkVlFaa3g4LTZMZ0FmYkFvRXl4RHc#gid=2

Volunteers will be dispatched from there to the checkpoints on the east side (Milliken Station Rd.http://goo.gl/maps/iK8Jr) and thewest side (Sheldrake Point http://goo.gl/maps/nFQRm) of the lake.

Volunteers: Please expect cold rainy conditions; wear close-toe shoes, warm clothing. We have food, water, reflective vests and ponchos available throughout the day.

Contact Info:

We now have a wordpress up and running from which you can check for updates: searchforchrisdennis.Wordpress.com. We will also start using this email address non-urgent questions:searchforchrisdennis@gmail.com.