Flipped boat found in South Sound

Update: Police found several packages, believed to contain ganja, when they recovered a capsized boat off South Sound Thursday morning.

A search of the surrounding area and reef was carried out by the Cayman Islands Coast Guard with the assistance of the RCIPS Air Operations Unit; however, no one was seen and there were no indications of anyone being in distress in the area.

The police were informed about the packages that were located and an investigation has been launched.

Original story: The Coast Guard is currently at the scene of a capsized boat found in South Sound.

Officers from the Coast Guard, aboard the patrol craft Typhoon, arrived at the stricken boat around 9:30am, Thursday.

No one appears to be on board the boat. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service told the Compass, “There don’t appear to be any persons in distress or missing in relation to this.”

Three of the Coast Guard officers got in the water, while officers on board Typhoon threw a rope to them, so that they could tie up the boat to the Coast Guard craft and tow it back to shore. The officers also recovered a large black bag from the water.

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