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Help Us Find Our Missing Friend

$19,520 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 80 people in 29 days
On Saturday, April 28th, our friend and experienced sailor David Sheridan went
for an early season sail on Lake Pepin and never returned. On Sunday, April
29th, David's boat was recovered across the lake from where he launched, but
David was not aboard.

Local law enforcement agencies, rescue divers, search and recovery teams, and
local volunteers have spent the last four weeks continuing the search for David in
the water and on land. Captain Dave is very much missed by his family, loved
ones, and community.

At this point in the recovery effort, we are looking to raise funds to continue to
support the search for David. The cost of this ongoing search, beyond the efforts
of Wabasha Sheriff's office and Pepin's local police and fire departments, has
become the responsibility of the community and David's family. Funds will be
utilized to pay for additional search resources, travel, gas, food and lodging on an
as needed basis. Any remaining funds at the conclusion of the recovery effort
will be distributed to the non-profit organizations supporting this effort.

Please consider donating online to this GoFundMe campaign or in person at the
Bank of Alma, Pepin Branch - David Sheridan’s Search Fund Account. This will
certainly help us continue our efforts to bring David home.

With gratitude,

Karen, David’s Family and the Lake Pepin Community
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Search dogs ready to go this morning. Unfortunately no success today.
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Friends and generous donors -

We are overwhelmed by your generosity and support. Hopefully you have all received a thank you note via Go Fund Me, signed by Irene and Scott Wolf. We are David's friends and neighbors in Pepin, we see his building from every window in our house. David was one of the first people we met when we moved to Pepin in 2007 and we have been friends ever since. Eleven years of watching David struggle to drag the hose around the corner of his building, eleven years of hearing him yell "hey Scooter" when my husband walked by, eleven years of David teaching young kids how to sail....

Scott and I took on the responsibility of setting up this Go Fund Me campaign for Karen and David's family so we could help them continue the search for David and support the groups that have been involved in the search since the beginning.

Those groups are -

Bruce's Legacy - a non profit water based search group based out of Black River Falls WI. Bruce's Legacy has been on the lake no less than 80 hours searching for David, most recently on June 4th- www.bruceslegacy.com

Air Bears -A volunteer drone based search group. Have been on the lake searching for 40 + hours and their commitment is ongoing.

Minnesota - Wisconsin K9 Search and Rescue-
This group has searched land and water and are here today (6/9/2018) to search again - wwwmnwik9sar.org

Broken Paddle Guiding in Wabasha MN - Broken Paddle has been searching on their own time as well as donating kayaks and canoes to the search effort.

Local volunteers - we are fortunate to live in a community with such caring committed citizens. Many of them have been on the lake daily using their personal boats and resources.


With your donations we plan to donate to the non profits, reimburse approved expenses (travel, boat fuel, meals) for volunteers. Our next step is to reach out to all communities on both sides of the river down to La Crosse, WI to maintain awareness.

We have spoken personally to many of our volunteers to thank them for their time and effort, all of them tell us they won't quit looking until we bring David home.

That is our commitment to Karen and David's family. We will bring David home.

Thank you again for your generous donations and allowing us to continue this search

Irene and Scott Wolf - For Karen, David's family and the Lake Pepin Community
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