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Man still missing at sea

The missing man identified as Deshaun ‘Bongo’ Bryan. Photo Credit:

Police said a search is ongoing for the man who went missing after he allegedly jumped from a boat that flipped in British Virgin Islands waters yesterday, July 11.

Residents have identified the missing man as Deshaun ‘Bongo’ Bryan.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), in a media release this afternoon, did not release the man’s identity.

But it confirmed much of the information that BVI News Online reported yesterday.

The RVIPF confirmed that two men were aboard the ill-fated vessel, but one was rescued. The boat was also found.

“Officers of the RVIPF Marine Branch and Virgin Islands Search and Rescue resumed their search early this morning (July 12) for one boater who is missing following a boating incident in the Sir Francis Drake Channel. The search began late yesterday afternoon and ended late last night for the missing boater,” the RVIPF said.

It added: “The missing boater was one of two men onboard a 24” speedboat. Both occupants allegedly jumped into the sea when the boat overturned yesterday afternoon. One occupant who was rescued from the sea was treated for minor injuries and discharged from hospital. Cause of the mishap is still being investigated.”

The RVIPF further stated that its investigations are ongoing.

A section of the boat that has been recovered

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  1. Watcher says:

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    Praying for a safe recovery.

  2. Mick Mars. says:

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    Praying for a safe recovery. We don’t need anymore mothers crying and families in mourning In tragedy.

  3. Ess oh bee says:

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    • LOVE says:

      Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 5 Thumb down 3

      u need to get a life ,why talk if you can t say something good. the world is so round

  4. Wtf says:

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    • Ras I says:

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 52 Thumb down 0

      VISAR is doing a service for free, but you’re complaining about gettting divers? Why don’t you talk to government where our tax dollar is being spent.

      • Wtf says:

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        • L says:

          Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 28 Thumb down 1

          VISAR doesn’t get paid.

        • foolishness says:

          Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 18 Thumb down 1

          They get paid? No they do NOT. Go and make enquiries and stop spouting untruths.

        • R says:

          Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 28 Thumb down 0

          VISAR is 100% run by volunteers who do not get paid. They rely entirely on donations, with nothing from the government, to keep their equipment operational. If you would like them to get some divers, I am sure they would welcome a donation from you – in order to get their diving program off the ground.

      • LOVE says:

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        AMEN AMEN AMEN REAL TALK.

        UP ABOVE

    • LOVE says:

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      THEY HAVE EVERYTHING . BUT YOU U NEED TO GO AND HELP AND STOP RUN YOUR DAM MOUTH

  5. oh well says:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 19 Thumb down 8

    when they go missing that means they goin find them dead.. just like big bro

  6. (284) says:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 29 Thumb down 4

    F*** SOB and anyone associated with them… Let them meet their Karma.

  7. Truth be told says:

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    • Hate what says:

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 1

      Nobody hating they jus a bunch of rats that hotting up the place thats all….

    • hmmm says:

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 53 Thumb down 1

      Why hasn’t the government implemented a water rescue organization like VISAR and lifeguards on highly populated beaches? I think it’s time.

  8. Interested says:

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    VISAR is a volunteer organization.They have done exemplary work in the past,We have no gratitude .

  9. Reason says:

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    VISAR is doing a tremendous job and anyone should gladly support their cause!!!!!…….

  10. Anonymous says:

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  11. Conversation says:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 1

    The government has to start putting measures in place for persons going out on the water especially these speed boats to start wearing life vest. They are there to protect us. If persons wear them they will be found more quicker and maybe even prevent them from drowning, but then this is the BVI where we think we are to nothing happens.

  12. ... says:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 14 Thumb down 1

    Dem men got death coming… Wicked things in the BVI. Dem men think they run things. They living too rude. I know.

    I used to date one of them and the things I would hear them talk about were terrible. I hate to hear about anybodys death.

    I will die some day too. But dem SOB boys are going to get what’s coming to them. RIP still Bongo.

  13. ...... says:

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    Is that Mr.T? Everybody craving attention, wearing about 10 chains..

  14. Dee says:

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  15. ATM, AMT, TAM TMA, They are the devils says:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 1

    These are the three demons, they all sacrificed someone … A.P bka M.G sacrificed 1, M.C sacrificed another and T.A sacrificed 2. Y’all do the maths of who is the initials are for.

  16. 4:17 says:

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    Well the obeah finally work.

  17. Clown Soup says:

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  18. aaaa bbb says:

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    Please note a body has been located off the coast of Tortola today in the water.

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