Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Venezuelan man rescued at sea off Trinidad

A Venezuelan man was rescued at sea off Trinidad, after being in the water for 19 hours.

Robert Richards, operator of Mixed Bag Sportfishing, in a Facebook post on Saturday said the man along with 20 other people were on their way to Trinidad from Venezuela, when their boat sank.

“We found this young man 30 miles offshore of Trinidad in some sporty sea conditions fighting for his life , he had been in the water for 19 hours , while we were bringing our new boats back , he was on a boat that sunk the night before with 20 other people on board , so far no other survivors, they were on their way to Trinidad to buy food because there home of Isla De Margarita a Venezuela island has limited food that’s very expensive, it’s a very sad thing going on there GOD bless the lost ones !”

LoopTT has reached out to Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard officials for comment.

In April, a boat carrying 21 Venezuelan passengers bound for Trinidad overturned near the Bocas Islands.

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