The Police are in search of four fishermen who were reported to have gone fishing in two open keel boats in separate incidents.
Police PRO, Inspector John Carbon, reported that Tyrone Etienne of Marigot and Lyndell Daway of Vieille Case went on a fishing expedition on April 11, 2013 on a boat named “In A While” powered by two 200 horse power engines and had not returned up to this time.
The Marine Rescue Coordinating Center in Martinique as well as the local Coast Guard conducted a search all day Sunday but that proved futile.
In another incident, Leron Etienne of Vieille Case and Justin Carriere of Anse De Mai, reportedly went fishing on April 13, 2013 about 10:00 pm and have not returned since.
They are aboard a boat named “Blue Star” powered by two 85 horse power engines.
The search by the Marine Rescue Coordinating Center and the local Coast Guard is continuing with regard to both incidents.
DNO spoke to Carriere’s brother who said that Etienne and Carriere went fishing around 10:00 pm on Saturday.
That same night the fishermen made contact with relatives on shore via cell phone stating that their boat was sinking.
They also gave their location and rescue instructions were given, according to the brother.
They have not been heard from since and repeated calls to their phones have proven futile.
Carriere’s brother told DNO that fishermen from the area began searching Saturday night and have since been joined by the French Coast Guard.
He is now hoping that his brother will be found and returned safely to his family.