Agencies involved in Recovery reach out for Ideas

The agencies involved in the search and recovery efforts for Thomas Hill of Tampa, Florida are reaching out to other organizations, agencies, companies and wild and scenic river managers across the country to get input on other options for the recovery of his body. Incident Commander Scott Loftis said they are looking at how others have handled similar situations and bring in some fresh ideas. Although the agencies are interested in looking at other options, the one thing they won’t compromise is safety. “We remain committed to recovering Mr. Hill’s body for his family,” said Loftis. “But, safety always has been and always will be our priority. We’re not going to look at any options that would compromise the well-being of our team.” Recovery operations will continue today with a dive team from Pickens and Oconee counties.