Search turns up missing child visitor safe and well

| 03/03/2014

(CNS): Police, the Fire Service, Port Authority officials, EMS, Tikki Beach and other tourist operators all assisted in the search of a missing child Monday afternoon on Seven Mile Beach who was found some two miles away from where she went missing. An RCIPS spokesperson said that the seven year old girl who was visiting Cayman on a cruise ship  the Disney Fantasy with her family went missing as they all walked along the beach at around 2pm today while at Tiki Beach. Heading north with their children the girl’s parents did not realize their 7-year-old daughter had gone astray until they returned to Tiki Beach. The parents raised the alarm when having gone back over the ground they had covered they did not find their daughter.

The Police coordinated a search and rescue involving personnel from the RCIPS Marine Unit, the Fire Service, Port Authority, EMS and Life-guards from Tikki Beach.

A DJ at Calico Jack’s at the Sea Grape Beach also repeatedly announced the missing girl over the PA to people on the Beach and gave her description. Police walked the beach also announcing the missing girl’s description to people on the Beach and nearby hotels.

An hour after the parents raised the alarm at around 3:00 pm the police involved in the search received a call from a guest at Cayman Beach Suites (formerly the Hyatt) who said a young girl fitting the description was on that beach. The RCIPS took the parents to the area wherethey identified their daughter who was united with her parents safe and sound.

The RCIPS offered its thank to the Fire Service, Port Authority, EMS, the Tikki Beach’s Lifer Guards and all others who helped in the successful rescue of the young girl.
 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I am the Mom of the little girl that was missing and found thank god !! I can't express how grateful we are to all of the people that helped us find our daughter that day !! It was a terrifying experience and can happen to anyone , but will never happen to us again . This was caused by. Miscommunication  , we always keep an eye on our kids , but we are all human , so not perfect . Thank you again to all of the great people who helped us search , I will always be grateful !! We will be defintly be visiting The Cayman Islands again !!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Well done to all involved.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is certainly great news! Kudos to all involved.

  4. Anonymous says:



    There is nothing worse than the feeling of being helpless in such a situation. I can't imagine what the parents were going through during the search. But thank God that Cayman is still relatively safe in that regard.

     

    • Anonymous says:

      I have to say thank goodness they found her not THANK GOD Cayman is still relatively safe in that regard…where do you live? Not in Cayman…how many sex offenders do we have in cayman…quite a few…look at all the cases with just a slap on their hand…..so please stop thanking god, cause he didn't help those other children who were abused by their own relatives….

    • qwerty says:

      Amen.

  5. Savannah Resident says:

    Good job all around for those involved in the safe return of this little girl to her family.  Its refreshing to read a positive story for a change.  

     

  6. Anonymous says:

    Glad they found this little girl and she is safe. Reminds me of all the mishaps in Home Alone.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Thank God she was found safe.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Cayman comes together to help. Does that feel good or what? Well done all involved.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Looks like those lazy and overpaid civil servants were at it again.(Sarcasm intended).Just doing what they do best ..helping people. Thanks guys.

    • Anonymous says:

      I too am very happy to read of the good outcome but beg you parents visiting please pay close attention to your little ones.