Body washes ashore at Cedros; suspected victim of shipwreck off Venezuela

Body washes ashore at Cedros; suspected victim of shipwreck off Venezuela

The body of man, believed to be a victim of last Thursday’s shipwreck off Venezuela’s Delta Amacuro, has resurfaced at Fullerton Beach, Cedros.

The body washed ashore just before midday on Sunday and local authorities are set to liaise with their Venezuelan counterparts to identify him.

According to reports out of Venezuelan press, the boatload of over 25 migrants were en route to Trinidad but their boat capsized while attempting to cross the strait of the sea known as Boca de Serpiente, a strip of water that separates Venezuela from Trinidad.

So far four bodies have been found—two men, a woman and a child and there have been seven survivors.

Commissioner Noel Valderrama, Secretary of Citizen Security of the Delta Amacuro state, issued a warning to Venezuelans not to take the risk to travel illegally to Trinidad.
“You should not travel illegally, there is no guarantee of reaching your intended destination, nor is there anyone to ensure your safety and protect you.”

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