Reward offered for return of American tourists who went missing in Barbados

Suarez (r) and Devil went missing on June 24 in Barbados after going for a Jet Ski ride

The relatives of 32-year old American tourist, Oscar Suarez who, along with his 25-year old companion, Magdalena Devil, went missing in Barbados about three weeks ago, are offering a reward for Suarez’s return.

Suarez and Devil were last seen at about 3 pm on Monday June 24 riding on a Blue 2016 YAMAHA Jet Ski (#162 H) in HoleTown Beach, Barbados and have not yet been located.

Personnel from the French Navy reported to the Barbados Coast Guard that a jet ski bearing the registration number of the one that Suarez and his companion were riding, on June 24, with two American tourists aboard, was spotted off the coast of Guadeloupe.

A cousin of Suarez, Andrew Aguilar, who lives in Florida, told DNO that Suarez and his friend were planning a vacation for a bout a year now and initially were going to the Dominican Republic but at the last minute, changed their plans. With everything going on in the country [Dominican Republic] presently, he said the pair switched their destination to Barbados.

They arrived in Barbados on Saturday June 22nd and on Monday June 24th they rented a Jet ski very close to their hotel; The Discovery Bay hotel. They rented the Jet Ski at 2:34 pm, and at 2:55 pm they were reported missing.

“So ever since then they’ve been searching. We’ve been doing everything we can possibly do; Barbados been doing everything they can possibly do and we just been searching and searching. We just found out recently that I believe it was last Sunday, I don’t know the exact date, but it was broadcast that the jet ski was found just about two miles of Guadeloupe,” Anguilar told DNO.

He said he is trying to get the word out, to all the islands nearby and broadcast it to them, the people of the Dominica, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Guadeloupe to try and bring his cousin back.The family is hoping that the missing friends are still alive.

“There was no life jacket that was found; they were not found. I feel like in my heart he’s on land somewhere, he’s in somebody’s care or somewhere living in the forest or rain forest or somewhere they’ve found a water source,” Aguilar maintained. “They’ve found food and everyday that passes, they are suffering and so we all have hope. We want answers; we want to know what happened. We want to bring him home and we won’t stop until we bring him home no matter what it is,” he insisted.

A $100 000 reward is being offered for their return. Aguilar and his family believe that the couple may have been kidnapped. He said the reward has been put in place in case someone is out looking for ransom for the missing couple.

“There is no price on a life but we would do anything possible to bring him back, to continue our lives with him here alive. So we feel like if he was kidnapped and whoever kidnapped them [and] see the reward, they would bring them back,” Andrew explained.

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9 Comments

  1. Soul sister
    July 20, 2019

    There was recently an American coast guard who picked up 5 fishermen from Jamica and had them on a boat tied in chains like slaves for three months. Check that out maybe that’s what happened to them.

  2. Galileo
    July 20, 2019

    Waw waw waw. It’s appalling, the comments that I read here. Don’t you guys realize that there is a very strong possibility that two human beings have perished in one of the most horrible ways and their families are hurting? What has happened to our humanity? Why would we be trying to be funny about this?
    It’s ok that some of us were not born with the ability to make people laugh so please stop trying hard and making idiots of yourselves.
    I do hope and pray the families get some sort of closure.

  3. Roger Burnett
    July 19, 2019

    This begs the question: do those who rent out the jet skis take into account the customer’s ability to safely handle the craft, both in terms of their own safety and the safety of others. Furthermore, do they restrict the distance from the hire base and hence fuel capacity for the hire period.

    Fifty-five years ago, when bare boat chartering took off in the British Virgin Islands the charter companies requested the charterer to provide assurance of capability.

  4. July 19, 2019

    they got lost at sea, why they still think they can find these people. The sea dont have a back door, and the nice soft waves, can escalate into dangerous rip tide in seconds. Then the bodies will be swept out to sea. Its a sad horrible experience, but tourists need to stop thinking the high seas is the same as a massive pool.

  5. Anonymous
    July 18, 2019

    There is no water on Barbados bro, as for food they can’t afford it and as for being kidnap you need to raise the stake to a cool out $million. :-D

  6. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    July 18, 2019

    Maybe the devil got him and took him to the triangle.

  7. KID ON THE BLOCK
    July 18, 2019

    We are in sympathy with you and will try our utmost in assisting solving such a tragedy but you(Aguilar) can not go about accusing people for something you have no evidence. Don’t jump to conclusion without the proper information.
    Let’s pray all is well with them and they be found soon.

  8. Casio
    July 18, 2019

    They by Samantha’s Purpose. Check there.

  9. Dixie Normas
    July 18, 2019

    “There was no life jacket that was found; they were not found. I feel like in my heart he’s on land somewhere, he’s in somebody’s care or somewhere living in the forest or rain forest or somewhere they’ve found a water source,” Aguilar maintained. “They’ve found food and everyday that passes, they are suffering and so we all have hope. We want answers; we want to know what happened. — HOLD UP MR THINK IS PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN THAT THERE??? TELL HIM THEY BIRD ISLAND THEN AND PASS MY $100,000 GRAND! :twisted: :twisted:

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