October 23, 2021

Cayman Islands Coast Guard conducts Search & Rescue operation for missing man

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Shortly before 7:30PM yesterday, 11 October, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre received a report of a man overboard from a vessel in the North Sound. Units from the Cayman Islands Coast Guard, as well as RCIPS ground and air units and the Cayman Islands Fire Service, responded to the report and conducted an extensive search of the North Sound based on information on where the man was last seen. However, as of 11:30PM, there was no sighting of the missing man.

The Coast Guard resumed the search at 6:00AM today, 12 October, with continued assistance from the RCIPS Air Operations Unit and the CIFS. In addition, the assistance of private vessels equipped with Marine VHF radios has been requested, and a number of private vessels have joined the search.

The search and rescue operation remains ongoing, and is being coordinated on Marine VHF Channel 24. Vessels wishing to assist should contact the Coast Guard Operations & Rescue Coordination Centre (ORCC) on either VHF 24 or at 649-6722. The ORCC call sign is Coast Guard Base.

Further updates will follow.

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