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Missing boater Henrick-Hydes alive after missing at sea for 5 weeks

One of the Caymanian men missing at sea for more than a month is alive while it’s reported the other man has died.

Edward Henrick-Hydes — also known as Edward Rivers — survived after more than 40 days lost at sea. Mr. Henrick-Hydes and Chadwick Bodden left Grand Cayman on 23 June for a fishing trip and were scheduled to return 28 June but were not heard from until now.

Mexican media outlets say Mr. Henrick-Hydes said Mr. Bodden died days before he was rescued.

Press in Playa del Carmen say Mr. Henrick-Hydes is in stable condition and has been released from the hospital.

The pair ran into engine trouble during their trip, Mexican media outlets report.

Police confirm a boat was discovered in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this week.

A Mexican newspaper says local fisherman discovered the boat and brought Mr. Henrick-Hydes to shore, where he received medical treatment.

Reports vary but they they also detail Mr. Henrick-Hydes saying Mr. Bodden jumped out of the boat at some point.

Family members confirm Mr. Henrick-Hydes’ mother traveled to Mexico to see him.

No other details have been confirmed at this time.

A family member for Mr. Bodden tells Cayman 27 the family is aware of the situation and is seeking clarity on what exactly happened.

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Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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