(CMR) One man was rescued on Friday, while several others are still missing after the vessel they were on reportedly capsized.
Reports are that just after 9 AM Friday, 22 April, the Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG) Operations and Rescue Command Centre (ORCC) were informed of floating packages in the general area of Governor's Harbour Channel.
The CICG, assisted by the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS), deployed to the area, recovered a package, and immediately began a search in the surrounding area where the package was recovered. Several other packages were recovered during the search between Star Fish Point in North Side and Barkers in West Bay.
After 1 PM, while conducting a search in the Blowers area, officers on board the CIFS vessel located a floating Male amongst several packages. The man was recovered from the water and immediately rendered first aid and taken to shore. He was then transported by ambulance to the hospital, where he is currently undergoing treatment.
Further efforts were made by the CICG, CIFS, and the RCIPS helicopter to locate other persons who were said to have been on board the vessel that capsized; however, no further sightings were made.
Efforts were stood down at 5 PM Friday and will resume Saturday.
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