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Police still hunting TIP suspect

-had dropped off four Haitians in St John before boat chase
The chase led to the boat crashing into the rocky area adjacent to Nanny Cay, close to the Sea Cow’s Bay inner harbour. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Force (RVIPF), says it is still searching for the captain of a small vessel who was able to evade the US Border Patrol and local police, after his vessel crash landed in the Sea Cow’s Bay area on Sunday March 24, 2019.

According to a RVIPF statement on Monday March 25, 2019, Officers from the US agency reported to VI law enforcement officials that the captain of the vessel was seen dropping off four Haitians on St John who were intercepted and taken into custody.

When he discovered he was spotted, he fled the area by boat and was followed as he headed toward Tortola.

The vessel hit rock shore and the lone male occupant fled the scene.

Police are still seeking to identify of the captain as Police investigations are ongoing.

Virgin Islands News Online on Sunday March 24, 2019—moments after the incident—had reported that it occurred 5:00PM and 6:00 PM, on Sunday.

The chase then led to the boat crashing into the rocky area adjacent to Nanny Cay, close to the Sea Cow’s Bay inner harbour with the boat captain fleeing the scene on foot after the ordeal.

Local police assisted in hiring a crane to remove the boat which will be used as evidence in an investigation.

Virgin Islands News Online will bring you more details as it becomes available.

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