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RBDF: Another Body retrieved from Waters
By Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF)
Feb 6, 2019 - 7:30:09 PM

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Coral Harbour Base - Another body was retrieved from the waters in Abaco today as joint efforts continue after a boat with Haitian nationals aboard  ran aground on Saturday past.

The body was located near Man O’ War Cay on Wednesday afternoon by local boaters who are assisting in the search and recovery efforts.

This additional discovery now brings the count to 30, the number of Haitian nationals who have perished when a 40-foot conventional sailing yacht ran aground. 

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force patrol craft HMBS Durward Knowles, along with military divers, local authorities (Police, Immigration and boat operators continue to comb the areas in a joint search and recovery effort.

Search efforts are expected to continue as authorities continue their investigations into this tragic incident.

 (For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit our website: www.rbdf.gov.bs, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and view our Youtube channel)

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