Lafayette

Aug 15, 2013 2:41 PM by Ian Auzenne

Family of Danielle Wright to hold press conference today

The parents of missing UL student Danielle Wright will hold a press conference at 1:45 this afternoon to give an update on the search efforts for their daughter and the yacht on which she was sailing.

Wright and seven others have been missing since June. They were went missing in the Tasman Sea off the coast of New Zealand while sailing on a yacht called the Nina. Recent fundraising efforts have allowed the family to hire search and rescue pilots who are now searching a 300,000 square mile area for the boat. However, the family says those funds will only cover the cost for only a few days of searches.

The family is still asking for donations to aid in the search efforts. Donations can be made at any local Home Bank branch to account number 2059321602.

Officials from Texas Equusearch will join the Wrights for the press conference.

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