Search for missing boater continues

LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – It’s been nearly four years since Clarence Holmes went missing while he was out boating on Laurel Lake.  His family isn’t giving up hope that he will be found and neither is a search team that has come in to help from out of state.

His aunt Dena Newcomb says,  “You prepare for the worst and hope for the best. The pain hasn’t changed.. it stays. You can’t.. you don’t learn how to process it because you get so far and then its right back to the beginning.”

But his family hasn’t given up hope and neither has a search team from Louisiana. Crew members are volunteering their time looking for Holmes.

Mark Michaud says, “There’s always a chance we don’t find him but right now if we didn’t think that we wouldn’t be here.  If we didn’t think there was a good reason of something to go after.. we wouldn’t be here.”

Using sonar technology, the crew wants to find a tree. They believed it could be holding down human remains.

Mark Michaud says, “But trying to get on one tree down there you’ve got to go down 100-120 feet and make sure you’re in the right tree out of the whole stand of trees that’s down there and that’s very difficult underwater.”

Newcomb says, “So it’s just really nerve wracking and time consuming, but we can’t give up.

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