Guyanese fisherman found dead after being swept away by heavy waves in BVI


[]Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force along with Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) are continuing both land and sea searches for one of two missing men who reportedly were swept off the rocks and into the water while fishing at Cooper Bay, British Virgin Islands on Sunday, December 8.

Police Public Relations Officer, Diane Drayton in a press statement said that on Monday, December 9, officers recovered the body of one of the men at Larmer’s Bay, a bay just west of the original fishing site. He was identified as the 39-year-old male Guyanese national who was reported missing and pronounced dead upon arrival at the Peebles Hospital.

Police received the initial report around noon on Sunday that two persons fell into the water and were having difficulty returning to shore. Both VISAR and officers of the Police Marine Unit responded and conducted sea searches for the men under fierce sea conditions well into the night but the men were not found.

The names of the deceased and the missing man are not being released at this time, Drayton said.



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