Over 500 search for Nathan

| 04/03/2012

P1010039 (219x275).jpg(CNS): Over 520 volunteers as well as 39 police officers have now spent more than 28,000 man hours searching for the 31-year-old missing teachers' aide, Nathan Clark. One week after the British man disappeared from Seven Mile Beach close to Calico Jack's the only trace of him has been his mobile phone, which was found in the ocean. Despite the week-long massive search on land and sea involving RCIPS marine vessels, a fixed wing aircraft, hundreds of civilian volunteers and officers, divers, snorkelers, and a privately chartered helicopter, no other trace of Nathan has been found. Police called off the search Sunday afternoon as a result of  prevailing weather conditions in the Seven Mile Beach area.

Nathan had been out with his partner and friends on Saturday evening. He was last seen walking towards the water’s edge around 8.30pm.

Chief Inspector Richard Barrow, Area Commander for West Bay commended the volunteers who have come out over the past week to help search for Nathan.

"Hundreds of people have worked tirelessly alongside our officers to try and locate Nathan and find some answers for his family and friends," he said. "We cannot thank the volunteers enough. Our search coordinators have been overwhelmed by the determination of those involved not to give up."

On the night he disappeared he had a cell phone and a wallet in his possession. The cell phone was found on Wednesday afternoon around 50 metres offshore from the Calico Jack's area by a cruise ship visitor snorkelling in the area. His black Fossil wallet has not been found, nor has a pair of black Nautica sunglasses which he may have also had with him that night.

Hours of CCTV footage from cameras in the West Bay Road area, which runs adjacent to the beach, have been viewed. So far nothing has been seen to indicate that Nathan left the beach to go onto that road.

On Saturday evening (3 March) officers again attended Calico Jack's and the adjacent beach to speak with anyone who may have been in the area last Saturday.

"While we have had dozens of officers in that area every day in the last week, either involved in the search or interviewing people, the purpose of tonight's visit was specifically to try and jog the memory of anyone who was there at the same time as Nathan last Saturday,” Barrow explained.

Nathan's parents arrived in Grand Cayman from the UK on Saturday, and although police have updated the family regularly while they were still in England, when they arrived on island they were met at the airport by a senior RCIPS officer, who provided them with a further briefing on the search for their son.

The water search has resumed Sunday and experienced divers can join the search again at 1pm at the command centre on public beach. 

Anyone with informaiton can call the RCIPS on 949 3999 and send images to nathanclarkeinfo@yahoo.com

Category: Local News

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  1. Anonymous says:

    May God be with the family of this man during these trying times.  I wish the same effort was put into the seach for the others that have went missing in this country in recent times.

  2. Libertarian says:

    It is good that more and more people are seeing the seriousness of a missing person. That more and more people are assisting the Police who can never fight crime by themselves. IT IS A COMMUNITY INITIATIVE. So sad though that it had to take three missing persons before we get on ball.