With pressure mounting and hope fading for a safe return of the missing five boaters, government says it is doing all it can. Chief Officer for the Ministry of Home Affairs Eric Bush says this is truly a tragedy and the government is doing its part.
He told Cayman 27, “I know this is a very difficult time and situation for the family and certainly my personal thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone of them. The government, is doing everything it can to recover and search for the individuals. It is an absolute tragedy.”
Friday (11 March), a spokesperson for the RCIPS said police have changed their search operation from a ‘Search and Rescue’ to a ‘Search and Recover’, indicating that they may now fear the worst has come to pass.
A spokeswoman for the police said, “Today, Friday, 11 March, the search and rescue operation for the 5 persons missing at sea since Sunday, 6 March transitioned to a search and recovery operation. The boat on which the missing persons were traveling has been recovered, but no survivors have been found during the search.”
She goes on to say the operation covered 2,000 square miles of open water over the course of the last 5 days.