The mysterious circumstances surrounding three missing fishermen at sea deepens, as one of three has been found alive in Grenada.
A video posted on social media shows a haggard looking Rondel Kendall, sitting on a bench under a tree surrounded by Grenadian police officers, fishermen and villagers. Kendall, who appears to be disoriented, emaciated and weak, can be heard speaking with the Grenadian fishermen.
In the video, onlookers mentioned the sum of money carried by the fisherman. One woman could be heard saying, “Is dem alone? ... Dey can’t take the man money.”
On March 15, relatives of Renaldo Moses, of Carnbee and Kendall, of Buccoo, reported that they left Scarborough for a fishing expedition two weeks before. The local fishermen were also allegedly in the company of a Venezuela national.
Officials from the Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and T&T Coast Guard told Tobago Today they had no reports of the non-national on board the vessel.
However, the All Tobago Fisherfolk Association (ATFA) reported that the fishermen left Tobago’s shores with the Venezuelan man, “and based on their interactions had known him (non-national) well.”
Tobago Today spoke with Kendall’s father Anselm, who was delighted his son was safe.
“I am so grateful, I am happy, glad, relieved all at once and there was not a day when I didn’t pray for him to return.”
The senior Kendall said while he was not able to speak with his son, he understands he is recovering in a Grenada hospital. Tobago Today understands Anselm Kendall has since gone to Grenada to meet his son.
All Tobago Fisherfolk Association president Junior Quashie confirmed Kendall was found and is in hospital.
A source from the T&T Coast Guard also confirmed the rescue.
“Mr Kendall was picked up by the Grenadian authorities with a large sum of cash. There was no sign of the other fisherman or the Venezuelan who was allegedly in the man’s company. Investigations will continue when Mr Kendall returns to Tobago,” the source said.
The rescued fisherman was expected to return to Trinidad yesterday and return to Tobago on Sunday.