Quebec police consider sending scuba divers back out to look for missing crewman

Quebec’s provincial police in Trois-Rivieres say it is possible scuba teams will go back into the water to try again to find a crewman who went missing from a Dutch ship at the weekend.

Sergeant Eloise Cossette of the Surete du Quebec in Trois-Rivieres told Splash: “When we were told of the disappearance we had our diving team in the water to search for the man.

“Every day we are evaluating the possibility of doing another search. The plan is to do more searches.

“It is possible the scuba diving team will be back in the water, maybe tomorrow. But a lot depends on the temperature of the water which can make it very difficult.”

The missing man, a 23-year-old third officer on the Royal Wagenborg ship Amazoneborg was last believed to have been checking the ship’s draft before disappearing.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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