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UPDATE: Search continues for Deshaun M. Bryan aka 'Bongo'

- following boating mishap in Sir Francis Drake Channel on July 11, 2017
Deshaun M. Bryon aka ‘Bongo’ has been identified as the person missing following a boating mishap in Sir Francis Drake Channel, between Road Harbour on Tortola and Peter Island last evening, July 11, 2017. Photo: Facebook
The damaged engines of the boat that reportedly flipped in waters between Road Harbour, Tortola and Peter Island today, 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 today, July 11, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The search is continuing for Deshaun M. Bryon aka ‘Bongo’, the person identified as missing following a boating mishap in Sir Francis Drake Channel, between Road Harbour on Tortola and Peter Island last evening, July 11, 2017.

The cause of the accident is still unclear but following the mishap Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR), along with other private volunteers and friends with boats, engaged in an immediate search.

One of the two occupants of the boat was recovered with minor injuries.

According to a press release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), today, July 12, 2017, officers of the RVIPF Marine Branch and Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) resumed their search early this morning “for one boater who is missing following a boating incident in the Sir Francis Drake Channel.”

It further stated that the search began late yesterday afternoon and ended late last night for the missing boater.

“The missing boater was one of two men onboard a 24” speedboat. Both occupants allegedly jumped into the sea when the boat overturned yesterday afternoon. One occupant who was rescued from the sea was treated for minor injuries and discharged from hospital. Cause of the mishap is still being investigated. Police investigations are ongoing,” the police press release stated.

Divers called in

Coordinator of VISAR, J. Phil Aspinall said divers were taken to the search site this morning but came up emptyhanded; however, another dive operation is slated for this afternoon.

“Both the police and ourselves have been out since 6:00 A.M. We are now back in but the Police remain.

“Divers were down this morning and we have another planned dive for 2:00 P.M.,” Mr Aspinall told Virgin Islands News Online.

See previous article published July 11, 2017

One missing in boat mishap

One person is said to be missing after a boat carrying two persons reportedly flipped in waters between Road Harbour on Tortola and Peter Island around 5:30 P.M. today, July 11, 2017.

According to reports, one of the persons on the boat was rescued by emergency personnel; however, the search is on for the other person.

It is unclear what led to the boat mishap or the condition of the person recovered.

More details to follow.

79 Responses to “UPDATE: Search continues for Deshaun M. Bryan aka 'Bongo'”

  • Freedom! (11/07/2017, 19:05) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply
    Bago come through
    • Freedom1 (11/07/2017, 19:51) Like (0) Dislike (12) Reply
      Guess the handle "freedom" is liked so much that some one can't think of another one, eh? Carry on. No problem.
  • partner (11/07/2017, 19:14) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    On my way home we did saw the boat with the roaster tail yes but never know their would have been a accident hope they find the other person.
  • Hmm (11/07/2017, 19:31) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply
    Hope he okay <3
  • Sob 4 life (11/07/2017, 19:48) Like (15) Dislike (15) Reply
    All going Sea Over Board
  • Jaigon Jumbie (11/07/2017, 19:52) Like (65) Dislike (25) Reply
    When you do wickedness, remember wickedness will follow you as well. God don't sleep, neither does he like ugly. Remember when you do wrong, your days will always be bitter.
  • rip (11/07/2017, 19:53) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
  • cay (11/07/2017, 19:59) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    one about the one in the hospital hope he recovers
  • Plenty Prayers (11/07/2017, 20:10) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is it ok if I ask who are the two individuals? Also, they are in my prayers right now
  • Man.......... (11/07/2017, 20:41) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wow third Boat to flip...................pray he is alright,,,,,
  • RIP Bongo (11/07/2017, 21:01) Like (3) Dislike (65) Reply
    VISAR need hire some divers smh rip my boy you would be missed
    • WTF (11/07/2017, 21:25) Like (305) Dislike (2) Reply
      Hire? Those ppl are volunteers and do their best. sorry for the mishap but high performnce toys calls for high performance safety gear. Instead of saying VISAR need to hire divers you need to say captains and boat occupants especially on go fasts need to have on life jackets. If he had on a life jacket he may be alive now and divers wont be needed.
      • I agree (11/07/2017, 21:47) Like (69) Dislike (2) Reply
        100% agree with this post!
      • @ WTF (11/07/2017, 21:56) Like (4) Dislike (22) Reply
        the man even aint dead and you all saying RIP
      • ..... (11/07/2017, 22:11) Like (76) Dislike (1) Reply
        No...they are too cool for life jackets.....I was in a boat with some guys once and one of them thought it was funny that I put one on.
      • Amen!!! (11/07/2017, 22:48) Like (59) Dislike (0) Reply

        Couldn't have said it better. People have to understand. You could be the best of the best but safety comes first. It ain't must be you at fault. Sh*t happens. WEAR THE DAMN GEARS. THEY'RE THERE FOR A REASON MAN!!

      • Sense alone (12/07/2017, 15:15) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        divers have nothing to do with them,
      • Curly (13/07/2017, 00:23) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        Do you even know what visar is, volunteers, fund's donated by charter guests, they do a great job, hire, ....
    • hmmmmmmmmmmm (13/07/2017, 13:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I take it u kno something wa happen he weighted down and sink
  • rip (11/07/2017, 21:05) Like (27) Dislike (13) Reply
    That boat curse..same boat.. two life..geeze
  • 2 grand (11/07/2017, 21:18) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wow partner say he saw a rooster tail dat mean he was going real fast. Watch de ride welsah
  • Issa friend (11/07/2017, 21:21) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
  • anybody (11/07/2017, 21:23) Like (38) Dislike (3) Reply
    Believe in karma?
  • concern (11/07/2017, 21:29) Like (23) Dislike (8) Reply
    Lets look closer to Delta Video. Strange things are happening. God in charge.
    • okay (11/07/2017, 22:34) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Let's see who's next....(unpredictable) or is it?!
    • hm (12/07/2017, 10:39) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
      Which god you talking about? Yahuah or Abbadon?....Btw Abbadon is the devil.... Remember who runs the world... Don't blame any negativity on my god, who has a name not just GOD..since everyone else has a name for their god untranslated.
  • karma (11/07/2017, 21:37) Like (23) Dislike (4) Reply
    Karma is a b
  • Me Me (11/07/2017, 23:26) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Our life is not our own. Too much to say when it's good or bad
  • Clean Heart (12/07/2017, 00:36) Like (50) Dislike (0) Reply
    Pray to have eyes that see the best in people, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgetshe the bad and a soul that never loses faith in the creator.Praying for you and your family Deshawn a.k.a Bongo
  • musa (12/07/2017, 05:04) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    karma mean every little action have it own reaction ..... for visar great job guys
  • Curious (12/07/2017, 06:51) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    These boat dont have any seat belt and life jacket ??
    • lily (14/07/2017, 09:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Obeah will allow u to sink with a life jacket on ... once you're the target, ain't nothing u can do ...
  • Obeah (12/07/2017, 07:47) Like (59) Dislike (3) Reply
    All powers of darkness needs occasional sacrifices to maintain the power.
  • So it go Ms.Lo (12/07/2017, 08:14) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    God is woke all the Time,
  • Basics (12/07/2017, 10:39) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    Very sorry to the family and hope he is found alive. Life jackets, wear them they save lives. No one is too cool to not wear one.
  • ................ (12/07/2017, 14:01) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Do not give up
  • sorry (12/07/2017, 14:01) Like (50) Dislike (8) Reply
    Something is not quite right. Things happen but, it seems that something is always happening to this click of guys who is friends. It makes you wonder if there is some type of sacrifice being offered up for something.
    • True (12/07/2017, 15:25) Like (32) Dislike (0) Reply
      @sorry, I believe that also, think about it. You are correct about that group of guys that runs in the same circle. I agree with things happening but?????. I too believe something is offered up for something. My grandmother is almost 95 years old and she said the same thing.
  • Float up King! (12/07/2017, 14:26) Like (6) Dislike (18) Reply
    Are you any better than who you're passing judgement on? That's all i would like to know! And if not Just STFU and hope for the best!! Karma comes to everyone! whether good or bad! so sitting on here bashing him wouldn't be cleaning your slate for your karma!

    Just come home Big Dog!
    We still waiting!
    • Camron Voice (12/07/2017, 16:18) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      Ninjas go missing at sea everyday B he'll be alright he tuff right?
    • Big King (12/07/2017, 17:44) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      Bashing who float up king????? You better learn how stop being so dumb. Clapping back, you are the one who need to STFU. Stop the fake s,?t about come home Big Dog. None of you are loyal to each other.
  • bubbler (12/07/2017, 14:36) Like (3) Dislike (10) Reply
    Want 2 see if the police going 2 mk this 1 slid.
    • Jacperlance (12/07/2017, 17:07) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply

      @ bubbler, leave the police out of it, when you all see things and know things, you says nothing but always want the police to act, you all thing they are psychics, they need information to help solve the puzzles, are you willing to come forward with what you know and heard?

  • Hmm boy (12/07/2017, 14:58) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Boaters wear a life jacket on sea, fellas/females wear condoms Issa vibes On tola, right 0r wrong?
  • god is real (12/07/2017, 15:20) Like (30) Dislike (9) Reply
    My God is real he sees and knows all things whatever is done in darkness reveal itself one way or another It was last year around this time Mutty another innocent one was taken AND NOTHING came out of it although everyone know who the captain was video don't lie it tell facts He is to have curfew and stay away from boat but he St John festival while others behind bars and in the grave all for the devil power GOD WILL DELIVER HIM .
    • oh really (12/07/2017, 16:22) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply

      You don't believe in him he does nothing for you HE is a jealous GOD. 

      • @Oh Really (13/07/2017, 11:41) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
        Wtf you know bout him ... If Ayo don't kno sh*t bout people stop talk
  • Truth (12/07/2017, 15:46) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    RIP Nickera.
  • Huh?! (12/07/2017, 16:01) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    24" (inches) or 24' (feet)?
  • ndp (12/07/2017, 23:58) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hope y'all don't blame we for this mess
  • Well (13/07/2017, 04:53) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Body in Water

    The human body weighs slightly more than fresh water. Consequently, when individuals become unconscious, they sink- regardless of fat level, which slightly increases buoyancy. Generally, a drowning victim will reach the bottom of a body of water in spite of the depth, unless it meets some obstruction on the way down. As the corpse descends further, the pressure of the water tends to compress gases in the abdominal wall and chest cavities. As a result, the body displaces less water as it sinks and, consequently, becomes less buoyant the further down it goes, until it reaches the bottom.5

    If a corpse does not sink, investigators should suspect another cause of death, such as heart attack. Or, perhaps, a dry drowning has occurred; in those cases, because the lungs do not contain water,
  • Jay (13/07/2017, 06:10) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is reported somewhere that the guys jumped from the boat before it flipped. BS. It takes a millisecond to flip so that doesn't make sense. If the were thrown out then that's more of a scenario
    • @jay (14/07/2017, 08:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      What they are reporting makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.......
  • @ VINO (13/07/2017, 13:02) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please report on the identity of the survivor/other person involved in this boating accident
  • HMMMMMMMMM (13/07/2017, 13:08) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    my take on this. get rid of heat that causing ur team losses even if it is within
  • pop (13/07/2017, 18:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Its real RIP BANGO
  • lily (14/07/2017, 09:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    These young men needs to break away from this clique leader .... stop listening to his Leo talks ... trying to break it down for unas to why people hate him ... because as you can clearly see,every year one of y'all going .... wise up ...

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