Missing Boy Rockport Search

$102,000 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 552 people in 2 months
Created September 8, 2018
UPDATE

ALL DONATIONS AFTER OCTOBER 18TH, 2018 WILL GO TO THE OTTAWA VALLEY SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG ASSOCIATION .

After 48 agonizing days, we are relieved to report that Joshua has been found. Our most heartfelt thanks to the many divers for their dogged persistence, spending countless hours on the search and recovery.

Thank you to Kim Cooper at www.ovsarda.on.ca whose dogs were instrumental in finding Josh. An enormous thank you to the community of Rockport who have continually supported us through this. Many thanks to all who have donated to this fund. Finding Josh would have been a much longer process without your donations.

Our Joshua has come home.

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ORIGINAL STORY

Family and friends of the 11-year-old Ottawa boy who went missing after a boat capsized near Rockport, Ontario on Saturday, September 1, 2018,  are raising money to help fund further search and recovery efforts.   

The boy was one of five people thrown from the boat when it capsized west of Rockport, about 120 km southwest of Ottawa Sept. 1. Four people were rescued, including the boy’s father and teenage brother, who were treated for injuries. 

Below is a link to an article providing additional information and also
the statement released by the parents through Leeds County OPP on Friday, September 7, 2018:
 
https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/we-hear-your-prayers-say-family-of-ottawa-boy-missing-on-st-lawrence-river
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ALL DONATIONS AFTER OCTOBER 18TH, 2018 WILL GO TO OTTAWA VALLEY SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG ASSOCIATION .

After 48 agonizing days, we are relieved to report that Joshua has been found. Our most heartfelt thanks to the many divers for their dogged persistence, spending countless hours on the search and recovery. Thank you to Kim Cooper at www.ovsarda.on.ca whose dogs were instrumental in finding Josh. An enormous thank you to the community of Rockport who have continually supported us through this. Many thanks to all who have donated to this fund. Finding Josh would have been a much longer process without your donations. Our Joshua has come home.
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Day 33 of the search.

The search continues for Josh. Divers are in the water every day. We are extremely thankful for their perseverance and dedication. Sophisticated ROV and sonar was used last week to scan the area. That may resume next week. In the meantime, divers are focusing on extremely difficult terrain with challenging currents. Thank you to the community of Rockport for their kindness and hospitality and to the many volunteers and contributors to the search effort.
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The family would like to update the donors from time to time. The boy has not yet been found and friends and family have been asking how they can provide their support. In response to the kindness of folks wanting to help, the Ottawa family and close friends created this go fund me campaign. The family is overwhelmed with the generosity and are thankful for the thoughts, prayers and support received to date.

We want to clarify that the funds are being used to provide support to the family including (and with first priority allotted to) coordinated, organized and pre-authorized private search and recovery efforts. Those efforts are authorized by the family and its delegates in consultation with authorities such as the OPP.
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