Two Union Island fishermen have been missing at sea since Monday and so far, a Coast Guard search for them has turned up empty.
The men are 68-year-old Winston Langdon and his stepson, Sheldon Gellizeau, 17.
Winston’s girlfriend and Gellizeau’s mother, Gellian Gellizeau, told iWitness News on Wednesday that the men went fishing Monday morning on board a red speedboat.
She said that they carried water, and would usually carry bread and juice also as they do not normally stay too long at sea, often returning between noon and 3 p.m.
Gellizeau, however, said that she began to get worried when at 4:30 p.m. the men had not returned.
She said that they do not have life jackets or a radio on board the boat and when she checked, both of them had left their cellphones at home.
Gellizeau was hopeful that the men would return alive and well, saying that she had seen them in a vision.
“I ain’t get no bad feelings,” she told iWitness News.
“Everybody else is worrying and crying. What I see in my vision is Winston soaking in water and saying, ‘Water like dirt. I’m so freaking cold.’”
She said that in her vision, she saw her boyfriend return and others rushing to hug him, as she broke done in tears.
Gellizeau began sobbing as she told iWitness News that she and the man, who have two children together, have been together for six years.
The men have gone missing at sea just over a month after the Coast Guard, on June 12, suspended a search for six persons who had been missing at sea since June 3.
The search was suspended after almost a week of surface and air searches for the missing speedboat, “Midnight Shadow”, and the searchers found nothing.
The vessel, a cigarette-type, dark blue (inside and out) speedboat outfitted with one 200-horsepower Yamaha outboard engine, went missing during a trip from the southern Grenadine island of Canouan to Mustique, in the northern Grenadines.
The boat was captained by Montgomery Hazel, 56, of Chauncey. Also on board were Claudia Williams, 43, place of abode unknown; Ned Da Souza, 43, and his wife, 39-year-old Charmaine Da Souza, 39, of Richland Park, Sheron Simmons, 44, of Biabou, and Josianne John, age unknown, of Murray’s Village.
Mrs. Da Souza and Sheron Simmons are sisters.
Also, on June 9, Denniston Reece, a 31-year-old resident of Barrouallie, went missing at sea.
The kayak on which he went to dispose of pilot whale (“black fish”) oil was seen floating in the water with no one on board sometime after the man, who is also known as “Rusty”, set out to sea.