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Dominican Police Continue Probe Into Missing Vessel At Sea

ROSEAU, Dominica, April 23, 2019 (CMC) – Police say they are continuing their investigation, into an incident at sea, after one person was discovered, following a joint search-and-rescue operation with the Maritime Rescue Coordinating Centre (MRCC) in Martinique.

They said one other person has been reported missing.

In a statement, the police said that the search-and-rescue operation was in response to a report, about a vessel that was said to be in distress, near the north east of the island, on Saturday night.

It disclosed that the search was conducted by the Dominica Marine Unit, with air support, provided by the MRCC, and “nothing was seen”.

But the police said that Davy Rodney, who is believed to have been on board the vessel, was found, on Sunday, on the shore at Marigot Bay, north of here, and taken to a health facility, where he was medically examined and released.

The police said that a missing person’s report was also filed for juvenile, Anthony Robin, by a family member.

The police said they were told that Robin went fishing on a vessel, on Saturday, and has not been seen since.

They said that the search continued, yesterday, for the vessel, “with no positive result”.

Residents of the north-east, coast village of Woodford Hill, say apart from the child, the boat was also carrying an unknown number of Haitians.

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