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Jamaican fishermen rescued after 18 days at sea

Thursday, August 30, 2012 | 8:35 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - After being adrift at sea for eighteen days, three Jamaican fishermen who were rescued in Mexican waters near Cozumel are back home.

The three men - Glenval Hall, Patrick Warren and Nakaya Bennett, who returned on August 24, had gone on a fishing expedition on July 12, aboard their 36 foot canoe, the Lady Trudy.

It’s reported that the boat developed engine trouble and while they were attempting to solve the problem the engine fell overboard.

On July 30, they were rescued by the Mexican Navy and taken to the Immigration Centre in Cozumel where they were checked by a medical doctor before being transferred to the Immigration Centre in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Through the assistance of Jamaica’s Ambassador to Mexico , Delrose Montague  airline tickets were secured enabling them to return home.

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