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Still no sign of ‘Bongo’

- as search for missing boater reaches Day 4
Deshaun M. Bryon aka ‘Bongo’ has still not been found following a boat mishap in Sir Francis Drake Channel on July 11, 2017. Photo: Facebook
The damaged engines of the boat that reportedly flipped in waters between Road Harbour, Tortola and Peter Island on July 11, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
The damaged engines of the boat that reportedly flipped in waters between Road Harbour, Tortola and Peter Island on July 11, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Dive operations and extended search efforts on the surface of the water for Deshaun M. Bryon aka ‘Bongo’ have so far yielded no result following a boat mishap in Sir Francis Drake Channel around 5:30 P.M. on July 11, 2017.

Bryon, 25, was one of two men onboard a speedboat that overturned in waters between Road Harbour on Tortola and Peter Island.

Both occupants allegedly jumped into the sea when the boat overturned and one person was rescued from the sea, treated for minor injuries and discharged from Peebles Hospital.

The search for Bryon began late on July 11, 2017 and ended late into the night. Officers of the RVIPF Marine Branch and Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) resumed their search early July 12, 2017 and divers were taken to the accident site.

Now into day four, the search still continues for the missing man.

“The search today continues for the missing boater. Officers of the RVIPF Marine Branch are presently at the sea,” Police Information Officer Diane L. Drayton told this news site today, July 14, 2017.

Police had previously said investigations into the boat accident are ongoing.

29 Responses to “Still no sign of ‘Bongo’”

  • they all have boats (14/07/2017, 11:52) Like (31) Dislike (12) Reply
    How come his comrades not assisting with the search?
  • Ghost (14/07/2017, 11:59) Like (32) Dislike (6) Reply
    Well he is dead. He is not a fish and cannot live in water. Sad but it's reality
    • who knows (14/07/2017, 13:08) Like (21) Dislike (13) Reply
      He could be trying to survive on an uninhabited island in the area.
      • Really (14/07/2017, 19:54) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
        In the world beyond this. We need to face reality sad but true. If he was going to be found alive he would have been already.
      • script (14/07/2017, 20:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ who knows: Right! Saw that movie too.
  • Just saying (14/07/2017, 12:05) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
  • sea bird (14/07/2017, 12:14) Like (33) Dislike (1) Reply
    Follow the current...see if the planes flying from Stt, Stx, PR ain't see any thing. The Body ain't going stay I the same place find out the movement of the current get the us involved by now he could be in their water..
  • fish (14/07/2017, 13:07) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    He is alive check peter island
  • .... (14/07/2017, 13:08) Like (11) Dislike (17) Reply
    He body dun ate up by sharks.
  • think (14/07/2017, 14:21) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Check the nearest island
  • Just a few words (14/07/2017, 14:29) Like (38) Dislike (0) Reply
    I will not past judgement or assume anything about the sautation. No matter what, this young man was a human and someone's child. I canot Stand it when people start being negative about someone when things happen. Just remember, the young man was human just like us. People have to stop being all up in the Sauce.
    • Agreed 100% (15/07/2017, 10:17) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      I feel the same way also. People have to stop making other people mishaps a time to bash and bring down the victim. No one exactly knows what happen but passing judgement left and right.
  • me (14/07/2017, 15:38) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    I know usually it takes up to 4-5 days for a body to float back up on the surface when the body is consumed with alot of water. If if he doesn't float up within the days then he was probably.... you know... It's really a sad situation though, like I'm still hoping that he's okay or at least his body is found. RIP Bongo!! :(
  • hm (14/07/2017, 16:47) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    keep hope alive
  • Truth (14/07/2017, 16:49) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Is he ain't officially dead until the body is found until then he is missing. No death certificates can be printed as of yet.. rest easy King....

    flashlights to all the friends we lost meh
  • Sad One (14/07/2017, 17:13) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    We are hoping for the best. Strength and comfort to his family!
  • The Reaper (14/07/2017, 17:45) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Face it..He gon...Jump out,,pitch out...Once u hit that water at that speedy.. U can get knocked out and start to take in water,u will go down and drown.....
  • bird watch (14/07/2017, 19:54) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Virgin Islands (14/07/2017, 22:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Welsah these people's here in talk tola jus wait for you down fall to pass the worst judgement on you but you must remember some of you'll got kids and family never rejoice about somebody else down fall Caz u never know wah your down fall goin to look like ........hope you OK out there safe my boi come back we all miss you an worrying about you mehn whey I is
  • Fam (15/07/2017, 00:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Come home soon bango
  • Hmmm (15/07/2017, 07:20) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Are we sure he was on board?
    Other than his comrades "words", was there any surveillance proof that he was on board that vessel?
  • The Reaper (15/07/2017, 11:17) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply

    RIP.That's way fish don't live on land...And human don't live under water..Wear you all %^&*$£ lifejacket..Its there for A reason.. Help save our lifes....Know him from Small..

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