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Volunteers still searching for three men one month after plane crash in Gulf

Sonny Webb, commander of the Jackson County Sheriff's Department Flotilla, waits to help dock the EquuSearch boat after another search trip on Friday. Sonny Webb, commander of the Jackson County Sheriff's Department Flotilla, waits to help dock the EquuSearch boat after another search trip on Friday.
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

Dempsey Brewer has found a new set of friends - the volunteers trying to find his brother, Dexter Brewer; one of three men who died in a plane crash almost a month ago.

“It’s just hard to put into words how grateful you can be that someone would take their own time and their own money to look for your brother,” Dempsey said. “So I’m very grateful to everyone out there. Everyone.”

Dempsey has been at the boat launch on Singing River Island in Pascagoula every day since the private plane went down, hoping for something new. In the meantime, he says does what he can.

“I try to buy lunch for these guys and half the time, they won’t take it. They won't take any money," Dempsey added.

It’s the longest search for Sonny Webb in his 40 years with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Flotilla. And it’s been frustrating.

“Yeah, because we ain't found them yet,” Webb said. “I just feel for the family. That’s main reason we search is to get closure for the families. And that’s all we’re looking for.”

Dennis Watters is a volunteer with EquuSearch out of Texas. He’s been working sonar despite the rough wind.

“This plane’s findable,” Watters said. “If we ever get all the data in that we need, the plane will be found....It’s very frustrating not to have all the data we need. It’s not enough to have just the radar tracks, I mean there’s so many other clues to this.”

On Thursday, emergency management officials say two new pieces of evidence was found near Beach Drive: an outside piece of the plane and a duffel bag with headphone.

But, that’s not enough for anyone involved.

“Somebody bring me plane or the passengers out of the plane,” Watters said. “I could care less about the plane. Give me the passengers. That’s what’s important here. Bring them three men home. That’s what we’re here for.”

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