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Three fishermen missing after boat capsizes near Pedro Cay

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2017 | 6:50 PM
The police say one fishermen managed to swim to a nearby cay, where he was rescued by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard.

The police are treating as a missing persons case, Tuesday night's disappearance of three fishermen, who were part of a four-man team.

The four men went over board after their eight-foot, fibre-glass vessel capsized while fishing between Pedro Cays and Rocky Point.

The police say one of the fishermen managed to swim to a nearby cay, where he was rescued by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard. 

The police also say a search is expected to commence shortly to locate the other three men.

Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force Marine Division, the JDF Coast Guard and local fishermen will be responsible for undertaking the search.