The police in Dominica say they have called off a search for Elisha Hill and Dylan Hypolite of Pointe Mitchel because all resources have been exhausted and they cannot continue searching ‘indefinitely.’
The men left Pointe Mitchel at about 10 pm on Wednesday August 1st in a 16-foot open keel boat but have not returned since.
“They are still missing,” police PRO Inspector John Carbon told Dominica News Online. “The coast guard has called off the search because they cannot search indefinitely.”
He said Martinique search units have also been looking for the men for the past days, and their efforts continue.
Reports are that the boat, registration # J7031PTM, belongs to Denison Etienne also of Pointe Michel.
Etienne told police that the men borrowed his boat to go on a fishing trip and he received a call from Hill the following day, Thursday August 2, at about 2pm, informing him that “they (Hill and Hypolite) had encountered engine problems and were drifting towards Martinique.”
Etienne said he tried, later that day, to call the missing men on a cell phone which Hill was carrying but said he had received “no response” from them.
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