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Jamaican fishermen stuck in Colombia

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Some of the Jamaican fishermen show the burns they received from the fire that eventually caused their boat to sink.

Twenty-eight Jamaican fishermen who are currently in San Andres, an island off the Colombian coast, are itching to return home after being rescued at sea last week.

Their vessel caught fire and eventually sank while they were on a fishing trip last Thursday. They were rescued and later taken to the island by the Colombian navy.

Captain of the fishing boat, Odane Campbell, said, "We just want to go home to our families."

The Jamaican and Colombian governments have been in dialogue to bring them home.

See full story in today's Star.