No one was going to give up. The weather was harsh, and the areas that they were operating in were huge. All they needed was something to narrow down the search radios. If they could concentrate on smaller spaces, that would increase their chances of finding something.
Annette and her three dogs were somewhere out there waiting to be rescued. They couldn’t let them down. No one was planning on giving up just yet.
One Day Down
The first night faded away and the sunlight rays cracked through the darkness. More than 12 hours had passed and still, there was no signal or sound from Annette. The dogs weren't to be found either.
Time was playing an important factor. Marcel knew that if they wouldn't find Annette within the next few hours, the chances of finding her alive were not high. In fact, they were becoming dangerously low.
Second Day of Searching
The sun refused to come out on the second day of searching and the ground was still heavily wet and mussy. All this was making the search extremely difficult. SAR needed more people to help as the heavy showers made it impossible to hear their whistling.
By now, there were over one hundred people searching the woods for Annette and the dogs and it was time to escalate. Next to join the forces were the helicopters.
Body Heat Detection
The helicopters were observing the land from above and SAR was investigating the grounds. The sky forces used a thermal imaging camera. This device can detect body heat, and they were praying this would be their salvation.
Unfortunately, the police up in the helicopters came up with nothing. There were too many trees concentrated in such a big area, it was almost impossible to notice or find anything.
Marcel Was Taking It Badly
Marcel was heartbroken. He began imagining his life without Annette and how terrible that would be. They were together for more than three decades and there was no way he was allowing their life together to end like this.
Never in his wildest dreams could he imagine that the previous morning was, possibly, the last one by his beloved wife.