Man found floating in water, search and rescue underway for others | Loop Cayman Islands

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The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) reported that, on April 22, the Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG) Operations and Rescue Command Centre (ORCC) discovered a man floating in the water, along with several packages.

According to the RCIPS, information was initially received regarding 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 the packages reported and immediately began a search in the surrounding area where the packages were recovered. Several other packages were recovered during the search between Star Fish Point in North Side and Barkers in West Bay.

Just after 1pm on April 22, 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 where 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 5pm on April 22 and will resume today (Saturday).

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