BECKET, Mass. (WWLP) - The search continued Wednesday in Becket, where Massachusetts and New York State Police divers are hoping to find something connected to Jamie Lusher's tragic story.
Eighteen divers returned to Greenwater Pond Wednesday, as they continue searching for anything that might bring peace to one Westfield family. The divers covered about a third of their target area Tuesday, but found no signs the 16 year-old. The pond is deep -- around 40 feet in some spots of their search area-- and the divers lose all visibility at the bottom.
Divers used a type of side scan SONAR during day one of the search to get more information about the bottom of the pond. They tow it along with them on the boat but there were so many weeds it wasn't they helpful. Wednesday, they used sector SONAR which they drop into the water and it's given them an even clearer image of the bottom of Greenwater Pond.
"It's a little more precise because the unit itself is sitting still. You have a lot more time to look at things before you pick it up and move it. You don't cover as much ground; you don't cover it as quickly as the other system, but you cover it more thoroughly," said Tom Barden, a division diving officer with New York State Police.
The divers also continue line searches, where they follow a weighted line on the bottom of the pond to keep a straight path in case something is buried.
"Beneath sediment and silt which is why the divers doing the line search are doing it in a very hands on manner. They're trying to feel through that silt to see if they feel anything and if they stir up the silt if they see anything," said David Procopio with the Massachusetts State Police.
The dive search will continue for a third day Thursday. Procopio told 22News if they don't find anything, the divers will still return to the pond from time to time.
Wayne Pierce from Chester, who dives with a local club, offered his help in any way to police, since he's familiar with the pond. He told 22News he'll continue diving and using his sonar after the search is over.