Local news reported that one of the divers working at the I35 bridge site in Minneapolis had a close call, got tangled up in some debris and had to be rescued by another diver.
That was followed by a short interview with a family member of one of the victims talking about how they’re desperately waiting for information and answers.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen divers and other rescue workers risk their lives to retrieve bodies from lakes, rivers, mountaintops, cave-ins, etc.
I’ve never lost a loved one in that kind of accident. It’s unimaginable, the loss, and not having the body can only make it worse.
But at what point do authorities say “Sorry, we can’t risk more lives”? If a relative said “Stop, don’t search any longer”, would the search be stopped? Is there a protocol? Who decides?