Boaters still missing

Police released this image of the boat the missing men are believed to have left Cayman in.

Police advised Tuesday that boaters who were believed to have left Cayman a week ago are still missing.

Migeal Aedran Palmer, left, and Carl Demmie Ebanks are 'possibly missing at sea,' say police.
Migeal Aedran Palmer, left, and Carl Demmie Ebanks are ‘possibly missing at sea,’ say police.

Carl Demmie Ebanks, 59, from West Bay, and Migeal Aedran Palmer, 40, from Jamaica, have been missing since Wednesday, June 22. There may also have been two other unidentified Jamaican men on board Mr. Ebanks’s boat, police said.

They are believed to have left from Ronald Martin’s Dock on North West Point Road in West Bay, for an unknown destination, according to police.

The vessel has been described as a Wellcraft boat of approximately 20ft in length with a black 200hp engine and a 15hp Yamaha outboard engine. It has been described as white in color, however, it may also be painted blue and white.

The men were reported missing on Saturday. Police said they did not file any report with the Port Authority before setting out.

Police said before the men’s disappearance, the helicopter had flown over large areas offshore, including to the Sister Islands, as part of its schedule, and had seen no sign of the boaters.

“Given the time that had elapsed since the believed departure time of the boat, as well as the fact that the destination was unknown, no search area could be defined by the time of the report on Saturday,” police said in a statement.

A police spokeswoman said the RCIPS notified all local agencies and regional law enforcement of the missing boaters.

“In the past six days the police helicopter has continued to monitor large areas offshore around Grand Cayman and between Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands. During these multiple flights nothing has been heard on the marine emergency channel nor have any distress flares been seen.”

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of these missing persons is asked to call 949-4222. Anonymous tips can be provided via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS).

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