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Underwater searches of a lake in western Canada where well-known Breaffy footballer David Gavin is missing, feared drowned, will recommence tomorrow (Thursday) morning, The Mayo News can reveal.
The official underwater search for Mr Gavin was called off on Tuesday but privately financed dives are due to get underway tomorrow morning after a phenomenal fundraising campaign in the last 24 hours.
An online ‘Go Fund Me’ campaign has seen an incredible (CAD)$140,000 (almost €95,000) raised by over 2,500 contributors in just 24 hours.
And that fundraising campaign is helping the resourcing of a private search of the waters around Kin Basket Lake in British Colombia.
Mr Gavin (25), is missing after getting into difficulty in the water there on Friday afternoon last.
A diving team from the Royal Canadian Mountain Police used sonar equipment on Sunday and Monday to scan the waters in the areas where Mr Gavin was last seen but family and friends of Mr Gavin at the scene were informed yesterday (Tuesday) that the scanning would be discontinued and the official search would be limited to shore and surface searches.
However, Tadhg Egan, the Chairman of ISSC Vancouver, the Gaelic football club Mr Gavin played with in Canada, confirmed a private team of divers are coming from Victoria, the capital of British Colombia, this evening, and will be ready to start diving tomorrow.
He also confirmed that a not-for-profit husband and wife duo, Gene and Sandy Ralston, are coming from across the US border in Idaho to help.
“They voluntarily helps in situations like this. We have been advised by experienced search people that these guys have a stellar reputation and significant search capabilities. They hope to be in the water by Sunday to compliment the other dive team that will be there,” Mr Egan told The Mayo News.
Mr Egan said there will be occasional air searches by helicopter while locals at Kin Basket Lake have arranged for ‘15-20 boats to search the water at the weekend’.
Mr Egan expressed his thanks to everyone who has helped thus far and said the money fundraised will be of great assistance to the search.
“We will do everything we can to find David and get him home,” he added.
Mr Gavin, from Springfield, Castlebar, emigrated to Canada last February with his girlfriend. He was en route to Calgary, Alberta with eight of his football teammates from Vancouver at the time of the incident.
Four of them stopped en route to go swimming. The Mayo News understands Mr Gavin and three others were jumping from a bridge into the water at Kin Basket Lake, a location close to the border with Alberta province in the south east of British Colombia.
Mr Gavin, a strong swimmer, and a lifeguard in his younger years, went first and, after resurfacing and signaling all was okay, he went to swim to the shore when he got into sudden difficulty seconds later and went under.
Despite frantic efforts at the time, he is still missing and feared drowned.
Family and friends are at the scene, doing all they can.
Mr Gavin played football with Breaffy up until the end of last year. A talented defender, he was corner-back on the Mayo Minor team which reached the 2009 All-Ireland Minor Football Final, where they lost to Armagh. He also represented Mayo at Under 21 level in 2012.
He has been twice a Mayo News Club Stars nominee after staring for Breaffy en route to two county senior finals, in 2013 and 2015. He was also a noted runner in his younger years.
He was a very popular member of the Breaffy team and was said to have been really enjoying life in Vancouver where he and his girlfriend were working and living.
Breaffy GAA have organised a special Mass of support which will take place at the Breaffy GAA Clubhouse tonight (Wednesday) at .
The link to the GoFund Me page is https:///emergency-supporting-david-gavin.