Four cousins who had disappeared on the high seas while on a fishing expedition four days ago have reportedly been rescued on Sunday morning by relatives.
The young men: 18-year-old Anand Sookram, 19-year-old Shadeo Ramkissoon, 17-year-old Adesh Lachman, and 18-year-old Mohan Indar, were reportedly rescued at around 05:00h as they drifted in the Atlantic Ocean somewhere between Mahaica and Mahaicony on the East Coast of Demerara.
Guyana Times understands that on Tuesday last the boys left their homes in an ‘ice box’ fishing vessel to go fish, and were expected to return on Wednesday, but this did not happen.
On Saturday, one of the boys had attempted to contact a family member, but the poor signal resulted in the call being disconnected. Several attempts made to contact the friends had proved futile.
According to an uncle of one of the boys, this led family members to report the matter to the Police, and a search party was immediately established.
“We couldn’t really hear what was wrong because the signal was very bad, but then we realised that something was wrong, so we took another boat and went to look for them,” the man relayed.
The lads, when found, reported that their outboard engine had encountered some mechanical issues and had stopped working.
Nevertheless, the teenagers were all in good health, and reportedly had gone without food for only a day.