Brackers pull together to find missing teen

| 21/05/2010

(CNS): Around 50-60 local people volunteered to join the hunt for a missing teenage boy this weekend resulting in the youngster speedy recovery. Following a report that the 14-year-old boy was missing from his home on Cayman Brac on Sunday morning 16 May 2010, police launched a search and contacted friends and family in an effort to locate him. The police co-ordinated an island-wide search. The search included beaches, parks, bushes and buildings. As a result, the boy was found safe and well, at 6.00pm in the Southside Road West area. A short time later he was reunited with his family.

Sergeant Ashton Ferguson thanked the dozens of members of the community who volunteered to help with the search to find the boy.  “It was great that so many people came out to help us search for the Teenager,” he said. “Without the help of the community it could have taken us much longer to find him, and, as he hadn’t taken any food or water with him there was the potential for him to have become dehydrated.
“It seems like the teenager felt that he wanted to have some time on his own and did not realise the impact his actions would have on his family – or the potential dangers.”
Sgt Ferguson said that it was thanks in large part to the community spirit in Cayman Brac that the family was reunited.
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