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Official search for Carlos Titley called off

The search for missing fisherman Carlos Titley has been officially called off. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The search for local fisherman Carlos Titley has been officially called off by the US Coast Guard.

The comprehensive massive search for the local man ended on Tuesday November 15, 2016, according to Coordinator of Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) J. Phil Aspinal.

Titley did not return home following a fishing quest on November 11, 2016. He was declared officially missing at sea when the Dutch Coast Guards discovered his boat with the engine still running off St Croix but the man was nowhere in sight.

According to Aspinal, although the official search has been called off, both the US Coast Guards and VI authorities have taken steps to inform the relevant authorities of airlines and boat operators that may ply the area via air and sea to keep an eye out for the missing man.

Persons close to the family said Carlos’ disappearance has hit the family hard as he is a well-loved member of the family circle. They said that not having any closure at this time is the hardest thing but they are, however, remaining hopeful to wake up one day to seeing Carlos back home.

9 Responses to “Official search for Carlos Titley called off”

  • weed (18/11/2016, 08:05) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    on no so sad so sad
  • SMH (18/11/2016, 09:58) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    I refuse to accept this. No answers?
    • life (19/11/2016, 19:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      It's like finding a needle in a haystack. At least there tried but not giving up
  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOO (18/11/2016, 11:48) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
  • sad (18/11/2016, 12:56) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is truly unfortunate. My prayers are with his family at this very difficult time.
  • SB (18/11/2016, 15:25) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    My boy Seth from a man who had to identify the body of my younger brother then bury....I don't have the words my boy.
  • so sorry (18/11/2016, 16:56) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    When the Coast Guard call off a search, it is not good. Sad,Sad. He was such a nice person.
  • Hmmm (18/11/2016, 23:49) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    so why they have drones out their for, jus to keep an birds eye view if someone running drugs instead they can use them to locate someone who lost at sea. i tellin yo.
    • Belonger With A Broader Perspective (19/11/2016, 17:59) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Hmmm Are you retired or just plain dumb? It's obvious the worst might have taken place and the sea has capture another victim.

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