Body recovered from North Sound

| 13/10/2021 | 13 Comments
CICG and other boats and watercraft conduct search and rescue (from HMCI)

(CNS) UPDATED: The Cayman Islands Coast Guard has confirmed that the search for the missing man who fell overboard from a party boat on Monday night has concluded. At around 11.30am yesterday morning a body was pulled from the water southwest of Barkers Cay, believed to be the missing man. Efforts are currently underway to confirm the identity with next of kin, officials said, as they thanked all those involved in the operation.

Original story Wednesday: Cayman Islands Coast Guard Commander Robert Scotland has confirmed that a body was pulled from the sea this morning during the search and rescue operation that began after a man fell overboard from a party boat on Monday evening. Although officials have not yet confirmed this is the missing Sri Lankan man, the body was recovered from the North Sound, where divers were searching in the water today after two days of searching from boats with support from the RCIPS chopper.

Scotland issued a voice-note to the media at noon Wednesday, shortly after the body was recovered.

“We can confirm that about a half an hour ago a body was recovered from the ocean and we are in the process of trying to identify if this in fact the missing gentleman,” he said, adding that further details would be released later today.

The coastguard and other agencies had resumed the search at first light Wednesday morning with the Royal Islands Police Service dive team. Swimmers and snorkellers were involved in an extensive line search with divers sweeping the ocean floor.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    These party boats need regulating! They’re always filled up with drunks and most of them can’t even swim when sober.

    • Anonymous says:

      Good idea. Certainly people won’t fall off boats in the dark if it’s against the law.

    • Anonymous says:

      More regulation…. Exactly what we need. Next you going want every person on a kayak to have a boating license. Not happening.

  2. anon says:

    Was it the Coastguard that actually located the body?.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Exactly. Lets put 200 people on a 30 year old boat, tell them once where the life vest are and them get them crapped face.

    The tragedy here is the man lost his life and there are no rules and regulations for boating that are enforced in the Cayman islands. We have forces that respond on land and sea but none that enforce.

  4. Anonymous says:

    So sad,didn’t he supposed to be wearing a life vest also I am glad they found him at least he can have a funeral and his loves one will be there

  5. GTS Seventh Day Adventist. says:

    This is why you won’t see me anywhere near one of these floating gong shows. Were covid protocols followed in the search?

  6. Anonymous says:

    RIP 🙏🏼

  7. S says:

    Good to see volunteers out with their boats this morning helping the Coastguard and DOE at first light. Sorry we didn’t get a better outcome but I think all of us out there today learned from the experience and will be better equipped next time. Big thank you to my friend Nigel who took a days leave to come out, would have been a tough day for me without him.

  8. Anonymous says:

    R I P

  9. Anonymous says:

    RIP

  10. Anonymous says:

    So sad

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