Video footage of a man outside the New Orleans convention centre
is the ray of hope for a Calgary musician still awaiting word on
whether his brother survived hurricane Katrina.
Nearly three weeks after Katrina devastated the Big Easy, and as
Rita is expected to bring with her another deluge of water, Billy
Cowsill -- former member of renowned 1960s band The Cowsills -- said
he is anxiously awaiting word about his brother Barry, who is
believed to be missing.
"There have been no Barry sightings and no phone calls, which is
unlike him because he's a caller, he'll often call to see how the
rest of the family is doing," said Cowsill.
Cowsill, 57, said the day Katrina struck New Orleans, Barry was
booked to be on a plane for L.A., but was unable to leave due to the
Family members feared Barry had been washed away. The Cowsill
clan was given hope in the form of a phone message left by Barry,
but that hope has started to dim because they haven't heard from him
But they aren't ready to give up just yet, Cowsill said, because
of video footage taken outside the convention centre in the
aftermath, of a man fitting Barry's description.