Search resumes for person missing at sea

Search resumes for person missing at sea

A search resumed this morning for a man reported missing at sea near Smuggler’s Cove in the North of the Island.

This after the Marine Police Unit, with the assistance of two members of the public, recovered one body from the sea yesterday about fifty miles from the shore.

According to information, the Marine Police Unit received a report at around 4:pm yesterday concerning a possible drowning near Smuggler’s Cove.

The unit dispatched a vessel, Papa/Oscar-10, to the scene.

An official told the Times that on arrival, the Marine Police received information that two men who had gone on a sea expedition aboard a kayak had gone missing.

The official explained that sea conditions at the time when the Marine Police vessel arrived were bad, with large swells being experienced.

According to the official, a member of the public had ventured out aboard another kayak to assist the two  men who had encountered  difficulty, found himself in trouble, but managed to make it safely back to shore.

Later, with the assistance of two members of the public, the body of one of the  two men who had originally encountered difficulty at sea  was recovered, it was reported.

The search continued into the dark for the other missing man and after being postponed, resumed Monday morning at 6:am.

Both the deceased and the person who is still missing are reported to be from the Cul de Sac area.

 

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. Febert
    January 16, 2017 at 9:55 am Reply

    Sad.

  2. Anonymous
    January 16, 2017 at 10:31 am Reply

    The Met Office had issued this warning on Sunday January 15, 2017;
    SEAS: LOCALLY ROUGH WITH WAVES AND NORTHEASTERLY SWELLS 6 TO 8 FEET
    OR 1.8 TO 2.4 METRES. SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS AND SEA BATHERS
    ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE CAUTION DUE TO ABOVE NORMAL SEAS.

    Under these conditions it was unwise for persons to venture out to sea in a kayak.

  3. Anonymous
    January 16, 2017 at 12:04 pm Reply

    The problems is the public take this warnings as joke. And now risking there lives and other’s.

  4. K. M
    January 16, 2017 at 12:17 pm Reply

    The met office doesn’t need to issue any warning cause anybody with common sense can see that the sea is really rough. And is it only yesterday they issue the warning ? The sea has been like this for the past week.. then again when it’s your time ,when God is ready for you nothing can stop it … my condolences to the family and friends. I pray u have the strength to deal with your loss ..

  5. Anonymous
    January 16, 2017 at 12:58 pm Reply

    A lot of us St.Lucians don’t listen to the weather reports n I don’t know why we have the reports both in English n creole

  6. Anonymous
    January 16, 2017 at 1:43 pm Reply

    Well well look what we have here. A .minister u married has a wife .what she nor sweet for ??.if u held or bargain wit she know one would her about what happen.the court should charge u for disrespecting the public and the country.

    1. Anonymous
      January 16, 2017 at 3:41 pm Reply

      You are way off topic. What does this have to do with a person missing at sea or a drowning?

  7. Anonymous
    January 16, 2017 at 6:42 pm Reply

    “According to the official, a member of the public had ventured out aboard another kayak to assist the two men who had encountered difficulty, found himself in trouble, but managed to make it safely back to shore.” —– This is NOT true, a member of the public went swimming to help them and almost die too, he was the only one in the beach who knew how to swim, how this is possible? About 20 persons and nobody did how to swim? Then, later (too later) two other members of the public went aboard a kayak to try to help and you all know the end of the history. They could just save the guy who tried to rescue them.

    Conclusion: free swimming classes for every one from now on!!!

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