NO ADDITIONAL BODIES RECOVERED – SEARCH WILL CONTINUE

Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force

A comprehensive search has been carried out over the last 11 hours for more bodies at sea after an illegal vessel carrying irregular migrants capsized near the North West Point area in Providenciales on Monday, November 29th, 2021, around 9:40 p.m.

There were no other bodies recovered; however, the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, with the support of partner agencies, removed the sunken vessel from the North West Point area for processing and demolition.

The search has now concluded for the day and will continue early Thursday, December 2nd, 2021.

The 80 irregular migrants rescued by Marine Branch Officers and apprehended on foot are in the custody of TCI Immigration for processing and repatriation.

Investigations are being carried out into this matter.

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