Divers with sonar to search lake for Iowa cousins
by David Pitt, Associated Press
July 19, 2012 02:55 PM | 665 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The pump at Meyers Lake continues to remove water from the lake as the search continues for Elizabeth Collins, 8, and her cousin Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in Waterloo, Iowa. (AP Photo/Waterloo Courier, Matthew Putney)
The pump at Meyers Lake continues to remove water from the lake as the search continues for Elizabeth Collins, 8, and her cousin Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in Waterloo, Iowa. (AP Photo/Waterloo Courier, Matthew Putney)
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Law enforcement officials have called for all residential and commercial trash in the city of Evansdale to be set aside in the Black Hawk County landfill to be searched through by those in-volved in the ongoing investigation for missing Elizabeth Collins, 8, and her cousin Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in Waterloo, Iowa. (AP Photo/Waterloo Courier, Matthew Putney)
Law enforcement officials have called for all residential and commercial trash in the city of Evansdale to be set aside in the Black Hawk County landfill to be searched through by those in-volved in the ongoing investigation for missing Elizabeth Collins, 8, and her cousin Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in Waterloo, Iowa. (AP Photo/Waterloo Courier, Matthew Putney)
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ An FBI dive team using sonar equipment is preparing to search a northeast Iowa lake for evidence of two missing cousins who disappeared nearly a week ago.

FBI spokeswoman Sandy Breault (broh) says the team will begin the search of Meyers Lake in Evansdale around 6 a.m. Friday.

Authorities stopped draining the lake Thursday because the team’s sonar equipment needs at least 6 feet of water to function properly. They previously said they wouldn’t finish draining the lake until Friday.

The dive team is equipped to go into the deepest parts of the lake, which may be as deep as 20 feet.

Eight-year-old Elizabeth Collins and 10-year old Lyric Cook-Morrissey were last seen Friday leaving a house in the Waterloo suburb where their grandmother was watching them.

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