Help find Dan Pham
Our purpose is to raise enough money to purchase or rent a drone to help find our brother and friend Dan Pham who went missing in South Lake Tahoe 3 days ago. If we can get the support we need, we would be able to search the lake from an aerial point of view of the area where he was last seen/ heard and all the other potential surrounding areas. Any chance you can reach out to the drone community for assistance/support would mean a lot!
Dan Pham set out on a kayak on Thursday June 8 at around 9am towards EMERALD BAY campsite 1. He never made it to his rendezvous point. After much support from the coastguard and El Dorado county sheriff, they've decided to call off the search at 12:40am Saturday June 10 due to declining weather conditions. His family and friends are currently at South Lake Tahoe to perform our own search (have looked into getting help from helicopters and boat charters). They did not find any kayak (green in color) or paddles on the lake or his other supplies he had which leads us to believe he is still out there, maybe stranded or marooned and waiting out the storm or for help. He was an avid outdoorsman and knew what to do. We all ask for continuous prayers and support that we find our brother, uncle, friend, father and bring him back home safely to his family and two children.
Many thanks and God bless.
Missing Kayaker at Lake Tahoe
Beneficiary to withdraw: Philip Pham
Relationship to Dan: Brother
All donations will go to Dan's two children: Niyah and Giovanni Pham
Our families will now able to find closure. Thank you for your prayers, emotional support, and financial support. Information on his Celebration of Life will be discussed by his immediate family. We will share information when ready.
We are in the process of contacting Bruce's Legacy in regards to leveraging their services to find our brotherfriendfather Dan Pham. Proceeds from Dan's GOFUNDME will be used for this effort. Thank you all who have helped in the process. It has been very tough on our family and we are grateful for the support everybody has shown us.
Here is the Facebook page update for Dan.
Your generosity will fund some of the resources expended for the search efforts. Some will go towards a memorial bench/table from friends or family. The remaining will go towards a trust fund for his children's college education, which is what Dan wants for his kids.
Timothy, Thank you for reach out. We are still in need of a drone rescue group on Wednesday 6/14. However, we have been advised not to fly any tomorrow (Tuesday). The El Dorado Sheriffs partnered with SF Alameda County Sheriff's department to deploy drones tomorrow and would not want any other aids to interfere with their search efforts. The weather will clear up by Wednesday and Thursday and we will be back to conduct searches on land and by boat if at all possible. Please contact me at your earliest convenience.
So glad that Dan was recovered and now gets to come home. Thoughts for his friends and family.