Micael O. Mitchel still missing

Search continues for Micael Okwan Mitchel

Police and other officials involved in the search for missing 17-year-old Micael Okwan Mitchel of Fond Cole, who disappeared in the Boeri River in Canefield on the stormy afternoon of Sunday, September 19, are still to make a discovery.

Police spokesman Claude Weekes said yesterday that the search has still not been called off, and he could not say when the search will be called off. He said the subject of foul play could not be determined until the recovery of the boy, who is presumed dead, is made.

Today marks 18 days since Mitchel got swept away by the heavy currents of the Boeri River in an attempt to cross it. This is according to information given to the boy’s mother by his friends who were at the river with him when the incident reportedly occurred.

His mother was informed of the incident between 5 and 6 pm of the evening of September 19. She last saw her son alive about 11:00 that morning.

The search team includes members of the police, Coast Guard, Fire Department and SSU and ambulance personnel.

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  1. concerned
    October 24, 2010

    according to some people.. i smell something fishy around here. much more investigations should have been done. it’s weird that the boy body just disappears and haven’t been found as yet.
    this should be like those ncis and stuff on the television… there is another side to the story that the boy’s friends aren’t telling the police officers. thats what i think. it’s weird…… i can imagine how the mother feels right now. he heart won’t ever be at rest till her son’s body is found….. investigate that matter a little further because something here doesn’t seem right

  2. concerned
    October 20, 2010

    accept my sympathy to mother n family of the boy.At least there’s some hope that maybe he’s alive somewhere n hope that he comes home.Unless there’s no body there’s no proof that he’s dead. SO officers do ur job n search or what ever u have to do to fine this boy. For the family sake.

  3. rats
    October 16, 2010

    don’t underestimate the power of our raging rivers! Moreover friends can be helpless in situations like this when caution is not hidded. This brings to mind an account of two carib men who went fishing. on their return home one of the men was swept away by the river and there was nothing he could do. He continued home and when asked where was his friend he responded “liviere poin sa long temp!” For all its worth this yong man’s death may just be an unfortunate accident.

  4. Concerned
    October 8, 2010

    A raging river empties into the sea…this boys body could be anywhere. I really pray that the God of all comfort will comfort the heart of his grieving parents and relatives. Recovering the body would bring some measure of closure.

  5. DANNO
    October 7, 2010

    i dont think he should be call a little boy.. just hope the body is found first before any thing serious can be said

  6. ZERO
    October 7, 2010


  7. Truth, Justice and Peace
    October 7, 2010

    I am sorry to hear that this 17 year old drowned. A precious life lost will never be regained. Worst yet, a young life. My heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends.
    Pardon my question but how bad was the weather and how raging was the river that a 17-year old drowned while crossing it?
    Are they really telling the truth? I expect that an investigation is ongoing to get to the truth and the heart of the matter. May the truth prevail.
    May his soul rest in peace! Amen!

  8. icecold
    October 7, 2010

    i just smell a homicide there? Then again we so blissfully stupid i am not surprise if the guys were actually bathing in a raging river during a storm.

  9. icecold
    October 7, 2010

    @Pumkin: duh the river empties into the sea.. why are we so blissfully ignorant?

  10. maybe
    October 7, 2010

    from the time this child went missing my mind has been wandering, i refrain from assuming things but now its been 3 weeks and no sign of this child, and i cant help but ask.. did this child really fall into the river. Am not calling his lil friends murderes but anything could happen, I just hope that his body can be found and we can all put this to rest. I pray that the Lord lead the officers to the correct place or if it is something different that this little boy be found.

  11. Bumble Bee
    October 7, 2010

    @Frodo Baggins: This is not a laughing matter

  12. Bumble Bee
    October 7, 2010

    I suspect foul play.. Hmmmmm

  13. Frodo Baggins
    October 7, 2010

    sure this kid didn’t fake his death and go to Guadeloupe or something?

  14. wey-hey...
    October 7, 2010

    I smell a rotten fish !!!! and it stinks…. Please investigate the story of the persons who last saw the boy

    October 7, 2010


  16. Ted
    October 7, 2010

    @ oh my!

    are you saying that these questions were not asked by those in charge
    are you saying that they did not report that information to you?

    either one….. this is enough reason for you to take deciplinary action…..

  17. Anonymous
    October 7, 2010

    alas… poor mother must be going crazy

  18. Pumkin
    October 7, 2010

    I could understand not being able to find him at sea but not in the river. There is something soo fishy about all of this. I mean where could the body have gone?

  19. oh my!
    October 7, 2010

    My little 2 cents. So this lady’s child went swimming with some friends and she never sees him again and that’s it? Can any else verify that he was at the river? what really happened? This child was with some friends crossing a river? How long did they take before they seek help? Did any of the friends try to help him? etc etc etc.

  20. T
    October 7, 2010


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