A Saint Lucian was rescued at sea Tuesday following a boating mishap, while two others are reported missing, emergency officials say.
According to the officials, the thirty year old Marigot resident who was rescued was transported via ambulance to Victoria Hospital.
It was reported that the patient and two other men left Gros Islet about 10.00 p.m. Monday night on a fishing expedition.
According to information, the vessel in which the three were travelling developed engine trouble and capsized when it was hit by a huge wave on its way from Saint Vincent.
The men are said to have held on to items from the capsized boat and used them as floating devices.
However, the male who was eventually rescued is reported to have lost track of his two companions.
The Saint Lucia Fire Service said it received a call about 4.00 p.m. Tuesday from L’Express Des Îles, indicating that their vessel had picked up a male from the water and that he needed to be transported to hospital via ambulance.
Video recordings of a man being thrown a lifeline and being pulled from the sea were posted on social media.
Cheers erupt from passengers aboard the rescue vessel when the man grabs the lifeline and was pulled aboard.
Saint Lucia’s Marine Police has confirmed that they and French search and rescue officials are looking for the man’s missing companions.