Family of missing Chicopee diver still searching for answers

Their family offered a $5000 reward for information in Thailand

Joshua Devine. Photo was taken a couple of years ago, when he was a diving instructor. Image sent to 22News by Alison May Public Relations

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Chicopee’s Josh Devine disappeared from a scuba diving boat in Thailand in April and his family is still searching for answers.

Devine’s sister, Jennifer Bakowski, continues to struggle to get information. Bakowski told 22News the way things work in Thailand, is that if you want information, you have to pay for it.

The 36-year-old Army veteran was a certified dive instructor and was on a tour boat when he disappeared. His family isn’t sure if there was an accident or some foul play occurred, but five months later, there are still many questions and few answers.

While they’re still holding out hope he is alive, they just want him home.

Bakowski said, “At this point we will take anything, we don’t even care the explanation is. If he put himself in the water, okay, he put himself in the water, if he didn’t put himself in the water, that’s fine too. Whatever will get him home, we will take it.”

Bakowski also has a contact in Thailand and is hoping to go back soon to try and track down some answers. Their family offered a $5000 reward for information in Thailand, but that contact told her any information may cost around $100,000 there.

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