In the LDRS 23 DVD Shannon Rollins of Alabama had an L3 cert flight which had not been recovered by the time of the DVD release. It appears the rocket was recently found by a farmer in the river, after the installation of new batteries the alt came to life and Shannon was awarded his L3 because, except for not being found for almost a year, the rocket was deemed to be flightworthy had it not spent the winter in the river.
His chute was intact, as was his swollen rocket, nose cone, and hardware, though it's doubtful the video cameras survived the drowning, we're hoping to see something if at all possible.....his only crime was not to be able to find it last July. So now where I tell all 'the rocket was never recovered' is now 'the rocket was eventually recovered' and Shannon is now an L3 cert. Wonderful news as it should not be a crime to lose a successful rocket.