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2 still missing after Erin boat crash

Published: 
Sunday, February 11, 2018

RADHICA DE SILVA

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Fishermen Edmund Charles and Kel Hagley who disappeared after a boating accident at Erin remains missing and relatives are now praying that their bodies will be recovered soon.

Charles, 40 and Hagley, 25, were with another fisherman Edward Williams when two fishing vessels collided just off Los Iros Beach around 7.15 pm last Tuesday. The accident left another fisherman, Sheldon Guerra, dead, while three other fishermen suffered serious injuries. They are still warded at the San Fernando General Hospital in serious conditions.

Williams's corpse washed ashore at Icacos on Friday, but the TT Coast Guard's public relations officer Lt Sherron Manswell said the search for the missing fishermen has now stretched to Venezuela. He said because of the oceanic drift patterns, it is likely that the bodies were outside of territorial waters.

Following the discovery of Williams' body, relatives begged members of the public to stop sharing graphic photos of the corpse as it was causing trauma to the family.

Meanwhile, another body found by the Coast Guard on Friday at Dean's Bay, Chaguaramas, remains unidentified. Manswell said it appeared to be that of an East Indian male, possibly in his 40s. Carenage police officers are continuing investigations.

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