The RCIPS apologies for any confusion caused by the earlier report, and wishes to thank the members of the Brac community for their efforts in the search and rescue response.
(CMR) The RCIPS has issued a statement apologizing “for any confusion caused by the earlier report” after CMR published concerns from Brac residents about a rescue that occurred on Sunday afternoon.
They now confirm that the Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG) was not involved in the rescue and that the police helicopter determined the occupants on board “were in good health” and left them to be assisted by others.
A statement issued Wednesday afternoon shared that:
“It has since been established, that although this was the instruction dispatched by the Operation Rescue Coordination Centre (ORCC) to the CICG, by the time their boat reached the Brac, the vessel in distress had already arrived back to shore.”
They further noted that the delay in reaching the vessel in distress was due to the CICG completing a response to another vessel in distress, and then attending to a mechanical issue that they rectified on the way to the Brac.
The controversy over their version of events was covered this morning on TCHT.