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Search for 18 year old still futile

(The search continues for 18 year old Damian Placencia)….Up to ten search parties have been looking for the Calexico resident

. Placencia was swimming in the All American Canal on June 10th, when currents pulled him under. He has not been seen since. The Imperial Irrigation District Directors began their meeting this week expressing sorrow for the 18 year old and sympathy for his family. IID General Manager Kevin Kelley met with the Placencia family on Father’s Day to express his feelings and explain efforts to try and find their son. Kelley said up to ten search teams were organized to look for Damian. He said, unfortunately, those efforts may have to be cut back, but he said the search would continue. Wednesday the Sheriff’s Dive Team searched the area, and went in the canal for about 4 fours. They found nothing. Officials say if anybody sees anything suspicious in the Canal, to report it immediately