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The search continues for two American visitors who are missing at sea after going for a ride on a jet ski on Monday.

Police spokesman inspector Rodney Inniss told Starcom Network they  expanded the range of the search for 32-year-old Oscar Suarez and 25-year-old Magdalena Devil.

The Regional Security System is continuing searches by air, while the Police Marine Patrol and the Barbados Coast Guard are doing sweeps from North Point in St Lucy along the West Coast of Barbados.

Devil and Suarez arrived in Barbados last Saturday and checked in at Discovery Bay Hotel, Trents, St James.

On Monday, the rented a jet ski from an operator at Holetown. They were both wearing life jackets at the time. A search was mounted by other operators when they had not returned after 30 minutes. Police were alerted and the search was extended to Bridgetown.

Inniss said they have also contacted neighbours St Lucia and St Vincent and The Grenadines.

Family members have arrived in Barbados seeking answers, but declined to speak to the media at a briefing called by the Royal Barbados Police Force yesterday. (SAT)

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