Search continues for missing fisherman 1 week after disappearance

OOLOGAH LAKE, Okla. - One week after 35-year-old Jeremy Brewer went missing in Oologah Lake, the search for his body continues.

Last Thursday, Brewer was fishing with a cousin and uncle when strong winds sent waves over their boat, knocking them into the water.

Ottie Brewer, 56, and his son Damon Brewer, 30, made it to shore but Jeremy Brewer went missing.

Within a few hours, the rescue effort turned to that of a recovery. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol's Marine Division used boats and sonar to search for Brewer but he still hasn't been located.

Troopers say it's not uncommon for these searches to take one to two months. They say troopers will participate in the search from dawn until dusk every day until Brewer is found.

Currently there are no plans to suspend the search. It costs OHP $1,500 each day to search. That costs includes trooper's salary, boat fuel and maintenance.

Tuesday, OHP opened up the boat ramps to allow volunteers to help in the search. Troopers say they're overwhelmed by how many people showed up on the lake. There's about a dozen volunteers every day.

Volunteers aren't paid. They use their own boat and fuel. Volunteers include: Bartlesville and Northwest Fire Departments, Oklahoma Park Rangers, Army Corps of Engineers, Wayne Long, and LOWARENCE Marine- they're using state of the art technology not yet released to the public.

Jeremy's dad, Dan Brewer, believes it will take two weeks for his son's body to surface. That estimate is based on a formula that includes many factors like water temperature, Jeremy's body weight, and wind speed.

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