Drag the Red to continue for second year in Winnipeg

Local group will once again dredge the Red River to find clues in the water for missing and murdered aboriginal women. Global News

Winnipeg – For the second year in a row, a group dedicated to finding missing and murdered aboriginal women, will continue their efforts in the search for clues.

“Drag the Red”, a group of volunteers spend the summer months boating up and down the red river, using hooks to dredge the water, in hopes of pulling up items below the surface.

The Drag the Red group began, after 15-year-old Tina Fontaine’s body was pulled from the frigid waters last summer.

This year, organizer Bernadette Smith, says they have upgraded their equipment, and have purchased a new boat.  They are also looking to purchase a second boat.

The Drag the Red crews will be out almost every day, from now until October.

The group will once again commence dredging on the Red River on Tuesday, weather permitting.


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