2 rescued; 1 still missing at sea
By LEDEDRA MARCHE
FN Senior Reporter
The family of one Bimini man still missing at sea, after the boat he and two others were in capsized, is hoping rescue crews will find their loved one when they resume their search this morning.
The trio, all residents of Bimini, reportedly left their home for Grand Bahama on board a 20-foot blue sea craft with a 250HP engine around 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, according to Public Affairs and Communications Officer, Assistant Superintendent Loretta Mackey.
The matter was brought to the attention of the police after the men were not seen or heard from since leaving Bimini.
Officers from the Police Marine Section in Grand Bahama, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the United States Coast Guard responded to the call about a boat missing at sea shortly after 10:45 a.m. on Sunday.
While information was still sketchy up to press time, initial reports are that police confirmed around 3:10 p.m. yesterday that two of the men were hanging onto the capsized boat and were rescued.
They were reportedly transported to Grand Bahama by the U.S. Coast Guard and taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital for medical attention for injuries sustained during the ordeal.
Police say those injuries were described as serious by the attending doctor.
The Police in Bimini were directed to the area where the rescue of the two men was made to locate the third man, but the search was unsuccessful.
The search was suspended as a result of darkness and will continue at daylight this morning.
Meanwhile, police say, officers from the Central Detective Unit in Grand Bahama and Bimini are continuing investigations.
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