Saturday, December 16, 2017

Fisherman missing at sea

A MAYARO fisherman, missing since a rogue wave capsized his boat on Tuesday, is suspected to have drowned.

Matthew Brown, 24, of Eccles Road, could not be found despite several searches by other fishermen in the area, said the Coast Guard.

Two other fishermen—Richard Phillip, 35, and Alexis Cassinare, 40—who were also in the boat were rescued.

According to police, around 8.30 a.m., the Coast Guard were alerted that a pirogue named Zaboo, carrying three fishermen, had capsized off Point Galeota.

When they went to the area, they discovered Phillip and Cassinare floating on the cover for a cooler.

The search for Brown continues today.

Last month, a helicopter crew rescued a fisherman clinging to a rock off Point Galeota after waves swamped his boat. Two other fishermen swam to shore.

Cpl Samlal of Mayaro Police Station is investigating.

—Susan Mohammed