Desperate search for man gone missing in rough Blanchissuese waters

Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 20:00

A desperate search is now on for a man who went missing in rough waters in Blanchissuese last evening.

The family of Kyle Gonsalves has issued a strong plea for anyone who can assist, to join them in the search.

His wife Danielle Gonsalves posted on Facebook at 6.22 last evening:

"Kyle is missing for hours!!!! He went into the ocean at his Blanchi beach house. The water is extremely rough. We, his entire family, have been looking for hours. If there is any way you or anyone you know can assist with Coast Guard, boats, lights or Helicopters, please please help!! Pray for Kyle Gonsalves. Call me 701-6900 if you can help."

Danielle posted several updates yesterday evening and this morning, stating that at one point a helicopter came but eventually left, and begged for anyone to help get another helicopter.

She posted at 6.25 this morning that no boats or helicopter had arrived as yet.

The post has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook.

Both the Coast Guard and Air Guard are involved in the search, together with fisherfolk from the area using their fishing vessels.