Boaters missing at sea south of Cayman


Two boaters who went overboard from a craft about 30 miles
southeast of Cayman Wednesday night have not been located, the Royal Cayman
Islands Police Service reported.

At 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, local police were notified that a
U.S. Coast Guard aircraft spotted distress flares from a vessel southeast of
Grand Cayman. The RCIPS Marine Unit and the police helicopter responded to
assist in the rescue effort

The vessel was found with two men who were not Caymanian
aboard. The were taken off the watercraft and placed aboard the police patrol
boat Niven D.

Two other men who leapt into the water Wednesday night to
retrieve a rescue package dropped from the Coast Guard craft had not been



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