It’s been four days and still no signs of missing New Milford photographer Eric Langlois.
The 33-year old disappeared on Tuesday after attempting to locate his bicycle, which fell in Lake Lillinonah the day before.
Commercial dive teams joined the State DEEP and dozens of volunteers in searching the land and water near Lover’s Leap.
“The search continues,” said Amber Langlois, Eric’s wife. “ We remain hopeful and positive that he will be found.”
Standing at the Lover’s Leap Bridge, she thanks the local, state and private rescue crews and the dozens of volunteers who have been organizing search crews around the clock. A large number of those working on site have been from the wedding and photography community.
“I think too often we don’t recognize the importance of our friendships with people,” said Tom Westlake, Amber’s father. “Obviously Eric touched a lot of people.”
Amber said her husband had two passions in life – his children and his pictures.
"He is an amazing father to our children and by far the funniest person i ever met,” she said. “Eric is a gifted photographer who loved teaching and bringing joy to people through his pictures.”
Heading into a fifth night without answers, they hang onto faith.
“Please continue to keep Eric, our children and family in your thoughts and prayers,” Amber concluded. “It is providing us all with great comfort.”
The state DEEP will be focusing their search to specific parts of Lake Lillinonah and the Housatonic River on Sunday, according to organizers.
A Facebook page ‘Help Eric Langlois’ has given hourly updates on the search to thousands of followers.
A fund in the name of Eric’s children has already raised for than $13,000.