Update on Missing Jet Ski Occupant

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From: RBDF Public Relations Department

As there is an ongoing search effort for the missing individual unaccounted for after a jet ski collided with another vessel shortly after 7 pm on Sunday 12 July 2021, the RBDF along with BASRA, a sport fish and marine tow vessel and assets provided by the family are currently involved with the effort.

On Being alerted to the incident shortly after 7pm, units from the Harbour Patrol Unit (HPU) were dispatched, where they conducted a search of the area until after 9pm, where nightfall and the weather made it difficult to continue. Therefore, the search was suspended until first light the following day. On Monday at about 6:23 am, the HPU resumed its search.

To aid in the search, RBDF divers were also deployed. The search continued throughout the day until about 5pm where it was postponed due to unfavorable weather. On Tuesday, the HPU reconvened the search of the area. In addition to RBDF divers, aerial and submersible drones were also deployed to assist in the search effort. These activities continued until nightfall, and was postponed until first light the following day.

This morning search activities resumed at about 7am, where assets from the HPU, RBDF divers, aerial and submersible drones, along with BASRA and civilian vessels provided by the family are presently conducting a search of the area. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force continues to conduct searches for the missing individual.

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