Sunday 20 October, 2019

Search under way for two missing, feared drowned in St Elizabeth

A coast guard boat at the scene on Monday evening.

A coast guard boat at the scene on Monday evening.

A search is under way for two men missing and feared drowned in St Elizabeth.

The missing men, believed to be from Mandeville, were with a group of friends enjoying New Year's Eve in Treasure Beach when they vanished in the water.

The coast guard boat from Black River arrived at the scene late this afternoon to search for the men.

But with light fading, the search is ending for the day.

One eyewitness told Loop News: "We were on the beach but we didn't see them in the water. We just heard their friends shouting for help from the beach.

"We're a small community here so we are very sad to see this. They're not from around here, but everyone is family on the beach."

Police are also at the scene.

We'll bring you more on this story as it develops.

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