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Search on for missing Brac diver

The search continues today (20 May) for a missing Cayman Brac resident who disappeared while diving Friday (18 May.)

The missing man is identified as Linvol Smith, age 54 of Cayman Brac. He was last seen about midday at his home Friday when he was talking of going to the bay to dive.

According to an RCIPS statement issued late this evening officers on Cayman Brac received a report that Mr. Smith was missing he did not show up to work today (19 May.)

They say left to go diving driving a front-end loader with his dive gear.  Police searched the vicinity of Scotts Dock after the report was filed this morning, and found some dive clothing where it is suspected that Mr. Smith went into the water. Mr. Smith’s colleagues had found the front-end loader he was driving not far away.

A search for Mr. Smith has been conducted throughout the day by police and fire officers, DOE, a Customs Officer and several private citizens.

This search was conducted both on land and water, and included the area from Carib Sands on the south side of Cayman Brac to Scotts Dock. Fire officers and others also dove in the area to assist with the search.  The search concluded at 4:30 p.m. and is due to begin tomorrow.

“This search has been a community effort,” said Inspector Tahal, Area Commander for the Sister Islands.  “We will continue these efforts tomorrow and continue to hope that Mr. Smith is found in good health.”

Police say the water-based search will begin again tomorrow at 5:30 a.m, and the land-based search will begin at 7 a.m.

Mr. Smith is described to be about 5’6”, 150 lbs., with gray hair.  He frequently wears a hat.

Anyone with any information regarding Mr. Smith’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Cayman Brac Police Station immediately at 948-0331.

About the author

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 16 years media experience with a strong background in print with her most recent stint at The Cayman Reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications, as well as, an Associate degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

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