Volunteers have been searching for missing Cornell senior Chris Dennis since 8am this morning. Coordinators are requesting a second group of volunteers to begin an evening search from 5:30pm-9:00pm.
Please meet at the Schwartz Center at 4:30pm where a volunteer coordinator will direct carpools to search locations on cayuga lake. Drivers are needed. Be advised that the drive is at least 40 minutes.
Volunteers can also join the search directly at two locations at 5:30:
West side of Cayuga Lake: Sheldrake Point Road which is located off of Rt 89 12 miles north of Taughannock Falls State Park. Follow road to shoreline. http://goo.gl/maps/nFQRm
East side of Cayuga Lake: Milliken Road which is locate off of Rt 34b, Lansing, NY. Follow road to the shoreline. http://goo.gl/maps/iK8Jr
Volunteers should wear closed-toe footwear and long pants. Please bring water, snacks, flashlights (very important), and rain gear. Reflective vests will be provided.
Any questions should be directed to Anna-Lisa Castle at 312-330-7998 or Julia Fiore at 845-240-8288. Please try again if the numbers are busy. Anyone with relevant information should call Sheriff Rhinehart (315) 651-8317 or call 911 and let them know that you’re calling regarding Chris Dennis/missing persons case.
We are also requesting that those who are willing to lend folding tables, generators, flashlights, serve as EMTs, or donate food to search volunteers please contact Anna-Lisa Castle or Julie Fiore (numbers listed above). We appreciate any contributions large or small that will assist the search effort.