Local men reported missing at sea

| 03/07/2017 | 21 Comments
Cayman News Service

Chadwick Bodden

(CNS): Two local men who set off on a fishing trip to 60 Mile Bank more than one week ago failed to return home on the expected date, police said this weekend. Chadwick Bodden (39) and Edward Henricks-Hydes (38), a.k.a. Edward Rivers, set off on the trip on Friday 23 June and have not been seen since. They were expected back on Wednesday, 28 June, and their failure to return was reported to the authorities on Friday, 30 June.

The men went to sea in a 30ft canoe equipped with a 60HP Endura outboard motor. The vessel is blue with the underside painted black.

The police have conducted extensive inquiries locally and overseas, which are continuing. The investigation is being conducted by the George Town Police Station CID.

Cayman News Service

Edward Hendrick-Hydes (a.k.a. Edward Rivers)

Bodden, who is from Breakers in Bodden Town, is of stout built and about 5’ 10”. Rivers, from West Bay, is of medium build and about 5’ 8”. The RCIPS described them both as being mixed race with light complexion.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call George Town Police Station at 949-4222. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online here.

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  1. Dina says:

    This truly saddens my heart, my heart goes out to Edwards young wife and two kids who are now stuck overseas and can’t be here to be comforted in their greatest moment of despair. I cannot begin to imagine what they must be going thru. I pray that their families be comforted knowing that our God has done miracles over and over again and I have faith that our God will do it again. So, their testimony may live and inspire others. God be with them and bring them home safe.

  2. Anonymous says:

    the ocean is very peaceful and beautiful, but can is dangerous….things happen like that…precautions have to be taken at every level? i know, i have been there….as i sm a fisherman… certainly hape they are found safe and healthy?

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is exactly why we need to do away with forcing people who frequent the offshore banks to clear with immigration. A rotation number should be all that is needed the same way rotation numbers are used to visit the sister islands by boat.

    No one bothers to clear, so for the safety of our fishermen implement the rotation number system for the offshore banks!

    • Anonymous says:

      I’m not sure that telling the authorities would have been top of their agenda though.
      I hope they are found safe and well.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is so bold. “30ft canoe equipped with a 60HP Endura outboard motor” to 60 miles banks???? For 5 days of fishing? Nope.
    You’d think they would take better precautions and just in case safety measures.
    Do those boats have any cover?

    • Ex says:

      As a tourist & not asking with any disrespect- what is the attraction at 60 miles banks? Where is it located?
      Prayers go out to these two missing men.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well … when youre a Caymanian and can’t get a well paid job, you need to fish to make a living!

      I sure do hope they come back with a boat load of fish and prove you critics wrong ?

  5. Anonymous says:

    As a seaman for 22 years, i wish them well and safe

  6. Anonymous says:

    Chadwick is dark skinned. Who is responsible for giving the authorities and the media this description? Chadwick may be mixed race but he looks like a black man and is dark skinned.

    There two been besties since school days, I hope they are found safe. I know there are a lot of negative assumptions that could be made but they still are people. Boy Chad and Eddie poo-poo hope you are both okay, but at the very least you are together.

  7. Anonymous says:

    jamaican canoes are very dangerous! they aint self bailing and usually dont have floatatiom in them? maybe we need put outriggers on them and put in self bailing decks like the polinesians do?

  8. Anonymous says:

    When these people learn to carry safety equipments! It is their fault and if they carry ERIPB which they will be found ALIVE!

  9. Fred says:

    What colour was the boat found off East End on Friday?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Whoever reported them missing to the north west ain’t doing them any favors. I’m pretty sure the would have gone south east…

  11. Sharkey says:

    A west Bayer and a Bodden Towner gone fishing , I pray that they are safe and returns to home in the right hands. I’m praying for um.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Of course its a blue canoe. Why would be any other colour that rescue services can actually see? And not reported missing for how long? This does not add up – yet again/

  13. Anonymous says:

    Since when does it take 5 days to undertake a fishing trip to 60 mile bank? In addition, at half throttle, that engine would consume 3 gallons an hour. It seems they would need at least 300 gallons of fuel just for the trip, and a hell of a lot of ice to keep their catch cold for that long.

    I wish them a safe return.


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