Three found after missing at sea for more than three weeks


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The three were rescued when their boat “Papa Fish” was spotted by a vessel from the US Coast Guard near Puerto Rico.

(CMC) – Dominica police said yesterday that three people, including two Haitian nationals, had been rescued in waters off Puerto Rico, after their boat had been reported missing since May 20.

Police Public Relations Officer, Simon Edwards said that the boat Papa Fish had been found by a United States Coast Guard vessel whilst on duty on June 8.

He said that a Dominican national identified as Jeff Johnson and two unidentified female Haitian nationals had been rescued and that they were in good health. They are now in the care of the US Customs and Border Protection Agency in Puerto Rico.

Edwards said an official report was made to police here on May 20 indicating that Jeff Johnson and another Dominican national, Earl Polydore, had left the southern village of Pointe Mitchel on a fishing expedition the previous day and had not been seen since.

The authorities had conducted air and sea searched and called them on June 3.

The police did not provide any information on the whereabouts of Polydore.

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