Search for missing Canadian Diver now in day 4

By: Cameron Donaldson
Cameron Donaldson is an expert scuba diver and instructor
Cameron Donaldson is an expert scuba diver and instructor
COZUMEL, Mexico - March 20, 2019 - PRLog -- The search and rescue efforts are escalating for Quebec, Canada resident, Cameron Donaldson. Donaldson was reported missing by his mother when he failed to return from an afternoon scuba dive at Playa Las Rocas, located at the north end of Cozumel, Mexico, on March 16, 2019.

Early yesterday morning, a ground search team was delivered by boat to a rugged and unpopulated area at the northern tip of the island area, which cannot be reached by vehicle. Technical divers using "rebreathers" (which allow extended diving times) entered the water to re-search the area Donaldson dived. As well, the search by air and sea continued, including a helicopter belonging to the Mexican governor for the state of Quintana Roo, where Cozumel is located.

Some of the search vehicles are provided by the Mexican government and some have been privately chartered through a crowd-funding campaign launched and supported by Donaldson's many friends and admirers. Their GoFundMe page has raised $50,000 in a couple of days: Click here to support Find Cameron Donaldson organized by Friends of Northernone (

Those funds are being rapidly used; airplanes and helicopters necessary for this type of search rent out as high as $1,000/hour and time passes, the area being searched has widened greatly, due to the rapid, swirling currents of the Gulf of Mexico. Analysis of those current patterns is guiding the search efforts, and other countries, including Cuba and the southern United States have been alerted to the possibility that Donaldson may be drifting into their waters.

"Cameron is a very experienced and resourceful diver," said his friend and fellow diver, Ray Moore. "He's kind and generous and widely admired by everyone who has met him. He has done so much for so many people and we want to pay it forward. I encourage people to visit our GoFundMe page to help us bring him home to his family and to the youth he works with in northern Canada."

Donaldson works summers in a small village with the Cree First Nation Peoples on the eastern side of James Bay. A social worker/therapist for complex cases in a traditional trauma therapy program, he introduced a free, therapeutic, adapted dive training for people handicapped and or/with complex post traumatic stress disorder as a means of building confidence and finding peace.

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Location:Cozumel - Quintana Roo - Mexico
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