by Linda Straker
- 2 fishermen have gone missing since 12 December
- International bulletin issued and Regional Security Services contacted
- Direct assistance solicited from Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Puerto Rico
The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) said that the search for 2 fishermen who have gone missing since 12 December has not been abandoned, because an international bulletin has been issued and the Regional Security Services (RSS) contacted for assistance.
“The Grenada Coast Guard and local fishermen have been conducting searches at sea. Other members of the RGPF have also been conducting searches as part of the investigation into this matter,” said a news release from the RGPF Community Relations Department (CRD). “In addition, we have solicited assistance directly from the following countries: Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Puerto Rico. They are all committed to assisting with the search. An international bulletin was also sent out to all ships and aircraft transversing the region. Trinidad and Tobago informed that they have already conducted a fly-over with their aircraft,” the release said.
According to Police, on 12 December, Shon Lewis and Chris “Coolie” Hamilton, both of Soubise, St Andrew left on a fishing expedition in a small blue fishing vessel named “Up Top” and have not yet returned.
Lewis is 22 years old, approximately 5 feet 5 inches in height, slim built and brown in complexion with a cornrow hairstyle. Hamilton is approximately 25 years old, slim built, brown in complexion with Indian hair.
The CRD requests anyone seeing or having any information which can assist in locating the missing men to contact the Grenada Coast Guard at 444 1931 or 459 2385, Grenville Police Station 442 7224, Police Hotline 444 1958, police emergency 911 or the nearest police station.