February 27, 2015
Two men assisting police with investigations into death at Mayreau

Two men are assisting the police with investigations after the body of Largo Height resident, Devorn Hanson, washed ashore at Salt Whistle Bay, Mayreau on February 25 – three days after he was reported missing. {{more}}

According to reports, the Coastguard received initial reports on Sunday, February 22, at about 2:45 p.m. of a missing person in the Canash Bay area of Mayreau.

SEARCHLIGHT understands that three men who were on a fishing boat, attempted to swim ashore at Canash Bay, but only two made it.

According to a report from the police, the Coastguard responded and searched the area until about 8 p.m., but no one was found.

On Monday, February 23, the search resumed, with the assistance of volunteers from the Tobago Cays Marine Park, two dive instructors from Canada and a member of the US Coastguard Auxiliary. However, only a black t-shirt, a pair of blue jeans and a belt were recovered. A further search carried out on February 24 also proved futile.

A post mortem examination was expected to have been carried out on the body of the 21-year-old yesterday, to determine the cause of death.