The search for 5 missing persons was temporarily suspended Wednesday (10 March) afternoon due to deteriorating weather. One officer required medical treatment as a result.
It has now been 3 days since the fishing party of 3 men and 2 children disappeared on the high seas during rough weather while out on a trip to 12 mile banks.
So far, all that has been recovered is the 28 foot vessel that the group set sail on Sunday afternoon. The group consisted of Edsell Haylock, Garry Mullings, Nicholas Watler, Kanyi Brown and Kamron Brown.
Mr. Haylock was an avid fisherman, and those closest to him told Cayman 27, if there was a chance that the group could have survived, Haylock would have found it.
James ‘Jamo’ Myles, is a cousin of Edsell, who is affectionately called ‘Ed’. He told Cayman 27, “The fact that Ed was on board that boat, gave me some assurance that if there was a possibility of lives being saved, he would have saved the lives of everybody on that boat.”
In January Mr. Myles and Ed, along with a few others, went on a fishing trip to 12 mile banks. Mr. Myles said it was a day he will always remember, which offered him a chance to relive their boyhood days one last time.
Now as Ed’s family and those of the other 4 missing continue to search for answers they may never get, Mr. Myles says there is hope even if the worst came to pass.
“I’m confident that if life wasn’t saved, souls were save,” said Mr. Myles.
Editor’s note: In the interest of clarification from an earlier post, the search was not called off temporarily because a marine officer was “seasick,” it was due to the deteriorating seas. Cayman 27 apologises for any confusion caused.