Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Kidnapped fishermen released

Police have confirmed that three fishermen, Keith Schneider, 60, Ramkissoon Harricharan, 64, and Venezuelan Alvaro Espinoza, all of Fullerton Village, have been released.

They were reportedly dropped off at Icacos Point around 7.30 pm on Wednesday.

The trio managed to flag down people in the area and the police were notified.

They were taken for medical examination and are currently aiding with inquiries.

From initial information, the three men were not harmed.

Police have yet to confirm whether the US $10,000 demanded by the kidnappers was paid.

The fishermen went to sea early on Tuesday morning. Later that day, their families were reportedly contacted and a ransom was demanded. Their 27-foot boat was subsequently found without the engine.

More on this as it becomes available.

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