After being contacted by a local firefighter, who knew 6 vehicles had been identified in the river at the York Hill Boat Ramp, he knew that something had been missed by the local agencies, asking us to really consider making the 3000-mile trip to help Judy and her family bring Nick home.
After a short period of just 30-minutes on the water using side-scan sonar, we identified 3 vehicles underwater with one of them appearing to be in the shape of a Dodge Journey, similar in size and shape to Judy's car.
Sam and Jared suited up in their dive gear and within minutes, were able to identify the Dodge Journey, pulling the license plate, confirming what the family had feared.
The windows were up on the car and as such, we could not yet confirm if Nicholas Allen was inside the car.
After a short conversation with the family, the local Sheriffs Department was called, turning the case over to them with services being offered to help in any way our dive team could.
The local agencies pulled our team out of the area, taking over from there to remove Judy's car from the river.
After the car was recovered from the river, it was confirmed that human remains were indeed inside the car but could not yet confirm with the family that it was Nick.
Within the week, the Sheriff's Office has confirmed, it was Nicholas Allen.