Cops deploy major resources on false alarm

| 06/08/2021 | 26 Comments
Cayman News Service
Cayman Islands Coast Guard vessel

(CNS): The emergency services were enlisted in a search this weekend in response to a report by a guest at the Westin Hotel of what they believed was a small aircraft that crashed into the sea. However, it turned out to be a false alarm. The person called 911 at 10:45am on Sunday and reported seeing something falling from the sky out over the horizon, in line of sight from the hotel, and dark smoke being seen right afterwards. The police said the caller suggested it was a small plane, which triggered a major operation involving the emergency services, the airport authority, air traffic control and even a private helicopter.

The RCIPS said officers were sent to the Westin and spoke to witnesses who confirmed the initial report but were unable to offer any additional information.

With a search underway, the Cayman Islands Coast Guard contacted multiple vessels at sea in an attempt to gather more information but no boats reported seeing anything fall into the ocean or subsequent smoke. A search extending out to 24 miles off the shoreline was conducted by the RCIPS and the CICG with the help of a private citizen who offered his aircraft, but no debris, oil or other items indicating an aircraft landing in the water was spotted.

Further enquiries by the 911 Centre with the local airport and control tower and with the United States Coast Guard did not reveal the activation of any aircraft emergency beacon within the Cayman Islands region, and police confirmed that the report has not been substantiated.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Good training exercise.

  2. Anonymous says:

    We all with sense know this was a divery of white stuff for the white folks.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Could have been a ufo the pentagon released a couple videos a few weeks ago with unidentifiable objects flying from the sky and diving into the ocean at speeds that defy the laws of physics. This is no longer a “conspiracy theory” they have multiple videos with the us Air Force chasing flying objects and they have no clue what they are and where they are from. We have some of the deepest waters in the world what better place to hide if not there.

  4. Open doors says:

    Could have been drone have look at some of the ones being used in other parts the carbbiean by our good USA they have wings spans as big as 20′ and are jet powered.. Been a few go down this side the ocean before..

  5. Anonymous says:

    Please re title your post. What if it was your loved ones who need a response. Would you care about the costs of the government resources. Maybe it should have labeled cig coast guard and support units respond to possible incident at sea. As we don’t know at this time we

  6. Anonymous says:

    It was a scene from the movie they are filming.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Alien Ebanks.

  8. Kim says:

    Did radar pick up anything?

  9. Anonymous says:

    but more than one witness at the scene corroborated the story…..

  10. Anonymous says:

    i have heard stories of strange wreckage being discovered is being stored at the mrcu aircraft hanger….which is now myseteriously off limits with 24hr police presence.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Why did they go out 24 miles? If people could see it – and lots of people did – from the shore, then they could have easily worked out about how far out they needed to go. It may not have been a plane – but it was clearly SOMETHING and worthy of investigation, whether it was a small plane or not. Perhaps whoever called the police should not have said anything as to what they thought it was.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not unless the observers saw the impact – as opposed to them see it go below the horizon, and after it vanished seeing the smoke. A crashing aircraft could dip below the horizon miles before it hit the sea. To put that in perspective, a person standing at the waters edge with their eyes 6 ft off sea level would perceive the horizon to be approximately 3 miles away; someone with eye level 100ft off sea level it would be 12 miles. In either case where the impact was after the object fell below the horizon would be a guess, but it could clearly be a fair way beyond the horizon.

  12. Al Catraz says:

    It’s time for the Perseid Meteor Shower again.

  13. Anonymous says:

    How do they know it was a false alarm just because they didnt find anything? It could have just been a meteorite as well.

  14. Anonymous says:

    smells fishy to me….next they be saying it was a weather balloon…
    Possibly I’ve seen too much
    Westin SMB, I know too much

  15. Anonymous says:

    uh-oh spagheittios…

  16. Anonymous says:

    That call was probably to distract resources so canoes could come into East End.

  17. Anonymous says:

    You would prefer that they hadn’t investigated it? What other cost savings ideas do you have – fire service not responding to fire alarms in case they are a false alarm, RCIPS not responding to 911 calls?

  18. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully an arrest & charge for making a false emergency report.

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