Five missing at sea

Police and emergency services are searching for five people, including a 13-year-old girl, missing at sea since Sunday morning.

It is believed that they intended to go fishing on board a 26-foot canoe.

The white and blue vessel left from Newlands Dock at approximately 7am Sunday morning, police said.

On board were two men both aged 36, a 28-year-old man, a 19-year-old man, and a 13-year-old girl.

The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received the missing persons report at approximately 10.15pm Sunday night.

The RCIPS Marine Unit and Rescue One vessel were deployed and carried out searches around the island throughout the night and Monday morning.