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Days later, no sign of missing men


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COAST GUARD VESSELS have been combing the waters off St Vincent for the last several days but there had been no sign of two men reported missing at sea.
That’s the word from Commander Brenton Cain yesterday as he spoke of round-the-clock sea searches for a Barbadian boat which had reportedly capsized in choppy waters somewhere off the Vincentian coastline.
“We have gotten reports that two Barbadians might have been in difficulties aboard a boat and we have been searching the waters. Even as I am speaking to you, one of the Coast Guard vessels has just left to search for them,” Cain told the MIDWEEK NATION yesterday.
Cain also said the information had been communicated to the Barbados Coast Guard authorities.
While police have issued a missing persons bulletin for 32-year-old Corey Andre Beckles of Bawdens, St Andrew, there has been no official report of a second man who was with Beckles aboard a boat which is believed to have run into difficulties over the weekend.
Family members and close friends were tight-lipped about the reports when approached by the MIDWEEK NATION yesterday.
However, a source indicated there was concern about a missing St Michael family member after he had failed to turn up or communicate with close relatives.
Beckles’ wife in an interview spoke about receiving a telephone call from her husband  over the weekend, in which he  said he was floating in the waters off St Vincent and urged her to call the Coast Guard authorities to assist him.
She has not heard him since.


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