The body of missing man, David Foster, has been found.
Foster disappeared suddenly on January 13th. He left work in the middle of the day, after complaining to his family about chest pains. Police attempted to locate Foster through tracking his cell phone and checking for his license plate on local routes to the hospital. Even helicopters were employed to try to find Foster, who was missing for a total of 24 days.
“It was pretty extensive. There were a ton of uncertainties,” Swansea Police Chief, Matt Bloomberg, said. “We didn’t know which way he would’ve gone to the hospital. Our guys would drive different routes.”
Foster was found by Brother’s Underwater Recovery, submerged in a retention pool attached to the hospital where he was headed. Brother’s Underwater Recovery is a volunteer group, specializing in retrieving people who have been lost “near waterways”.
“The group used a drone to fly over the pond where they observed what they believed to be a submerged vehicle,” the O’Fallon police department said. “The volunteer group, with the permission from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and the O’Fallon Police Department dove the lake and verified the vehicle was occupied and belonged to David Foster. They immediately withdrew and the scene was secured.”
Foster’s girlfriend, Lori Thouvenot, told the St. Louis Post Dispatch, that Foster was a friendly man, who enjoyed collecting Spiderman memorabilia. “He was such a good guy,” Thouvenot said. “He could talk to anybody.”
We send our condolences to Foster’s family. He left behind a daughter and granddaughter.