Searching the wash
In late March I followed Wendy Cox as she searched for her partner of 17 years, William “Sky” Pilgrim, and posted missing person flyers around the washes in Vegas.
Her and her partner had been homeless on and off for three years. They were living in a structure they had built in the tunnels of the washes when, on March 12, record rainfall hit Vegas, and the water rose in the washes.
With two feet left before the tunnel filled, they tied a rope to each other and jumped off the structure. At some point the rope broke. She made it out but he didn’t.
Two others living in the tunnels died and another woman, in addition to Sky, is still missing. She spent about four hours Monday posting flyers and looking through debris. It was her third day combing through the washes looking for something of his, or him.
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Black Canyon for RJ MAGAZINE
Black Canyon is a water trail that launches from the Hoover Dam and ends at Willow Beach.