(CMR) The police believe that the body of an unresponsive man, which was discovered this morning, having washed ashore at a location on Austin Conolly Drive in East End, could be that of a third Jamaican man who arrived on island earlier this week.
Police and Emergency Services attended the location, and the man was subsequently pronounced dead.
“I am working on the basis that the deceased man may be the third man who had been on the vessel that was recovered in East End on Tuesday, but investigations continue,” said Superintendent Peter Lansdown
Police reports are that at about 8:15 am on Tuesday, 7 December, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre received reports of a vessel on the reef off East End and packages floating in the water. RCIPS officers from the Eastern Districts attended the area of the sighting, and the Cayman Islands Coast Guard and police helicopter made their way to assist.
Several packages of ganja were recovered from the water and within the vessel, with a total weight of 194lbs. The vessel was also recovered.
Two men, both Jamaican Nationals, aged 68 and 56, were arrested on suspicion of illegal landing and being concerned in the importation of ganja. The men claimed a third crew member was aboard the vessel and made it ashore. However, efforts to locate him following the recovery of the vessel and packages proved unsuccessful.
Both men were formally charged with Being Concerned in the Importation of Ganja and Illegal Landing and were to appear before the Summary Court on Thursday.