Search continues for man overboard

| 12/10/2021 | 31 Comments
Cayman News Service
Cayman Islands Coast Guard vessel

(CNS) UPDATED: Officials have revealed that the Cayman Islands Coast Guard and other agencies have been searching for a man who fell overboard in the North Sound since last night. The missing man had been on a party boat but at around 7:30pm it was reported that he had fallen off. The search continued last night until after 11:30pm but there was no sign of him.

The coastguard, police and fire service began searching again at 6am today, and with the help of several private boats the operation is ongoing.

The search is being coordinated on Marine VHF Channel 24. Boats with VHF radios that can help are asked to contact the Coast Guard Operations and Rescue Coordination Centre (ORCC) on either VHF 24 or at 649-6722. The ORCC call sign is Coast Guard Base.

All boat users are urged to move with caution from Starfish Point to Governor’s Harbour as the rescue continues.

Check back to CNS later for more information or check the CICG Facebook page for updates.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    whatever you like 9:54, – you win, does that feel better despite in the initial post I had said ‘a bit of an oxymoron’

    Oh and by the way, shouldn’t that be,

    ‘It’s’ still not an oxymoron.

  2. Orrie Merren says:

    I am praying for this man’s safety and protection. My prayers are with his family and loved ones. I truly hope that he will be returned safely to his family and friends. 🙏🏻

    I will enquire with any of my contacts, who might be able to assist, if possible.

    God bless,
    Orrie Merren

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is my Brother. Please update us if anyone got some information.

    Thank you!

  4. Anonymous says:

    So, was the boat operating within current covid capacity restrictions? Asking for a friend.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Any updates..?

  6. An says:

    If any one know whether they could find him. Pls….

  7. Anonymous says:

    Hi im from srilanka.he is friend of mine.if any one know the details about this incident please share

  8. Anonymous says:

    I don’t understand with our fancy helicopter(s) with FLIR that they could not spot this person in a matter of minutes in the dark. Where they not on station last night? What safety procedures were followed by the boat captain, were they able to immediately mark the Man Overboard location on a chart/display so they could commence a search or direct help? I see these boats out every weekend and sadly this was bound to happen.

    • Anonymous says:

      12 @ 10:54am – Exactly!! I once had an RCIPS Air Support officer boast to me that, from 500 feet high with night vision, they could see how many illegal conchs a certain individual had in a 5 gallon bucket! That was just to prosecute a poacher!

      How come they won’t deploy this technology to save a human??

    • Anonymous says:

      That assumes the crew noticed him falling off the boat, if that’s what happened, rather than realising he was missing some time later.

  9. Anonymous says:

    The helicopter was in our area around 5:30 am this morning until just before 7:00 am. Does anyone know what time this person fell overboard?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Did anyone hear/see any RCIPS AOU helicopter flying search grids last night? Didn’t we pay a lot of money to equip our EC135 with a powerful FLIR Ultraforce thermal camera and SX7 StarSun spot light? This isn’t some training exercise for the green CICG recruits, this is a real person in the water. Did the RCIPS really just hand this search file to CICG to get to after their breakfast, coffee, and morning poops?!? Maybe this will be their first public inquiry too.

  11. Anonymous says:

    More accidents will inevitably happen as too many drunks in north sound driving boats…and they know it…hope the person is found safe and well…

  12. Anonymous says:

    I sincerely hope they find they person by whatever means but isn’t this a bit of an oxymoron with the Coastguards first real high profile mission ?

    • Anonymous says:

      Huh? Why is it an oxymoron?

      • Anonymous says:

        Don’t worry. Pretty certain this person posts under a different name sometimes and still hasn’t learnt what an oxymoron is despite wrongly using it in one of his anti-vax vids.

      • Anonymous says:

        10:54 – I see the article is ‘updated’, call it compressed paradox if you like but the unedited version this morning said if I remember correctly that ‘the coastguard was asking for private boats to help find the missing person’

        3:02 – you’re just an opportunistic idiot making wild assumptions looking to spew hatred, what video ? 🙄

        • Anonymous says:

          “the coastguard was asking for private boats to help find the missing person”

          Still not an oxymoron…

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