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Robot search area where divers can’t go for missing boy

January 4, 2014

Robbie Reiner a five-year-old kid is believed to have fallen through the ice on Boxing Day.

Search was conducted by police in Ninth River but was called off after four days.  Private team decided to search although they are aware that chances of finding anything in the fast-moving river were slim.

A submersible robot made by a Waterloo company was used while four people help cut the holes in the ice with a chainsaw and lowering in a probe to reach areas where divers can’t go.

The search was called off late in the afternoon, after running out of battery power. It may resume next week, provided weather conditions co-operate. They say they’ll continue to co-ordinate with police as needed.

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