North Side man missing at sea for a week

| 02/11/2017 | 14 Comments
Cayman News Service

Thomas Bush

(CNS): Thomas Owen Robert Bush (30) of North Side has been reported missing, having gone out to sea in a 28ft canoe a week ago, on Wednesday 25 October, with an unidentified second man. He was reported missing yesterday evening but there are few details about where he was going or who he was with. Bush was last seen in the Windsor Park area wearing jean shorts and t-shirt. 

The Port Authority of the Cayman Islands has been notified of the report and has issued a notification for all boat captains to be on the lookout for the vessel and missing boaters. The police are currently trying to determine a possible location of the vessel in which Bush departed in order to deploy further search and rescue efforts.

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

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  1. Anonymous says:

    From the minute I read the word canoe I stopped reading as the world knows where and what they were up too..And truth be known I don’t have one ounce of sympathy for none of them..

  2. Mr. Saltwater says:

    28ft conoe hmmm………… doesn’t sound fishy at all….

  3. Anonymous says:

    It would be better if when reporting, it said ” North Side Resident”. When you say North Side Man it makes it seem like he is from the district. These kinds of distinctions are important to locals. Just my two cents.

    • Anonymous says:

      If that’s all you worry about, you are lucky. How about trying not to label people? It creates divides, is pointless and achieves nothing. Or you could go clean trash off a beach, something worthwhile, you know?

  4. Anonymous says:

    hope they are found safe , but anon at 4:58 hit the nail on the head, no safety equipment and heading to black river or somewhere on the lower south coast of Jamaica usually, no satellite phone, no other kind of position indicating device one engine no spare XXXXX

  5. West bay Premier says:

    As no one knows where to search for the missing man . But someone can say that he is missing and what kind of boat he left on . But can’t give the Police anymore details on where to search for him . That’s the kind of friends you need in life and death situation. I guess that’s why they say that crime don’t pay .

    • Sonia Munn says:

      He was found today by the captain of “Provider” , a Honduras fisherman (Wendel Powel). He was found on the banks. The fisherman is taking him and the other passenger to shore (Banaca A.K.A The Bay Island ) .

      I have already contacted the Cayman Islands Police department.

  6. Anonymous says:

    A person is reported missing but they did not know where he had gone or with whom????? I think more must be known by the reportee.
    Hope he turns up safe.

  7. Anonymous says:

    These guys need to stop attempting to make the run to Black River in these small boats with no safety gear! It ain’t worth it!

    No doubt if he’s found he will have been on a fishing trip to 60 mile bank and broke down on the way… and for sure, he’ll be a born again Christian.

    • Eat your heart out says:

      You are as ignorant as a BAT!!!

      • Anonymous says:

        Where did he go then if you know so much!? This guy’s life is on the line and you are withholding information… Disgusting!

        • Anonymous says:

          He went to look for fortune and didn’t tell anyone. Stop going on these clandestine trips and someone later on crying foul when they don’t return by a certain time.

        • Anonymous says:

          Instead we should focus our concerns on those who must risk theirs to look for him in the high seas.

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