Chapter 155 of The Lake Demon


Chapter One Hundred Fifty-Five:
After lunch Blake Riley had a serious chat with Jack Kimberley and Dr. Lionel Phelge.
“Well gentlemen, we all know for sure now that Ogopogo is alive and well in Lake Okanagan. To be more precise we know that there is a family of Ogopogos in the lake. We all are aware that the most likely spot for the creatures’ lair is in the deep caverns below Rattlesnake Island.”
“You are right about that Blake. Aboriginal people have long believed that Ogopogo’s home base is Rattlesnake Island,” said Lionel.
“So how are we going to get to these underwater caverns?” asked Jack.
“We are not going to get to them but my divers will. I’m going to send them both into the lake in a few minutes,” said Blake.
Within ten minutes two of Blake’s specially trained divers were descending in Lake Okanagan. The divers found that their visibility was relatively good on their way down. The water was a translucent green color and they spotted many varieties of colorful fish.
As they neared the bottom of the lake, the divers suddenly lost a great deal of their visibility. Something very large had stirred up the sediment on the bottom of the lake. All the divers could now see was clouds of dust. One of the divers alerted Captain Marks that they couldn’t see anything down below.
“I want you two men to come back to the service immediately. We have lost sight of you guys on our monitor. All we can see is clouds of sediment. It’s too dangerous to stay in the down there any longer,” said Peter.
Peter Marks called over Blake Riley, Lionel and Jack. By this time the two divers were not responding on their audio devices.
“Our divers are in serious trouble. I’ve lost both video and audio communication with them.”
Blake asked Peter. “Do we have anyone else who can dive underwater?”
John Richards had heard the whole conversation. “I can dive under water,” he said. “It was part of my training during my stint in the navy.”
“Would you be willing to go below surface and look for my two divers? I’m getting very worried about them. They should be back up at the surface by now,” said Blake.
“I’ll do it. I’ll try to find the two divers,” said John.
“Are you sure you want to do this?” asked Lionel. “This is extremely risky. We don’t know what the two divers encountered down there,” said Lionel, trying to talk John out of risking his own life for the sake of the two divers.
“I’m willing to take the risk. I didn’t know if I could be of any use to you people on this expedition. Now I found a way I can.”
Ryan and Monique both ran up to John. Ryan said, “Dad please don’t do this. Those two divers are probably dead by now. It’s not worth the risk.”
“Don’t worry about me, Ryan. I know what I’m doing and I’ll be careful. If I see something dangerous down there I’ll come right back up to the surface.”
“We are both proud of you,” said Ryan holding on to Monique’s hand.divers

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