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CICG ORCC Coordinates Search and Rescue Efforts for Persons Onboard Capsized Vessel

Law Enforcement 26 Apr, 2022 Follow News

CICG ORCC Coordinates Search and Rescue Efforts for Persons Onboard Capsized Vessel

Just after 9AM on 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 the package reported 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.

Just after 1PM, 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 Friday and were scheduled to resume Saturday


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