(CMR) Three persons were rescued by the Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG) and the RCIPS Air Operations Unit after the vessel they were on overturned Sunday, 31 July.
Reports are that just after 8 pm officers were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a report of an overturned vessel. The vessel in question was at an unknown location, potentially the south side of 12-mile bank.
Just after 8:45 pm, only minutes after launching, using the search and rescue equipment on board, the police helicopter crew was able to spot and locate the vessel, which was almost completely submerged and had three persons around the vessel.
CICG vessel Protector, which was already deployed and heading in the direction of the distressed vessel, was directed to the location. The CICG arrived just after 9 pm and rescued all three persons. They were then taken to the George Town Harbour, where they were met by Emergency Medical Service and evaluated before being released.
The CICG and the RCIPS would like to thank all members of the public who joined us in our efforts to locate the persons in distress and their vessel.