Haiti – Drama : Shipwreck off the Colombian coast, 3 other Haitian bodies found
Following the sinking on Monday January 4, 2021 of a boat in the area of the island of Terrón de Azúcar in the municipality of Acandí (Dept. Chocó) off the Colombian coast https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-32703-haiti-flash-shipwreck-off-the-colombian-coast-9-haitian-survivors-2-dead-5-missing.html carrying 16 Haitians the provisional toll was then 9 survivors, 2 dead and 5 missing .
The searches continued both by sea and by air and the Colombian National Navy found 3 other dead bodies. Wednesday the navy found 2 bodies including a minor; the first was located 2 nautical miles north of Acandí, while the body of the underage was found 9 nautical miles south of this municipality. On Thursday January 7, the body of a young castaway over 21 years old was recovered 21 nautical miles from the town of Acandí.
The sinking toll now stands at 9 survivors, 5 dead and 2 missing. The bodies of Haitians who perished at sea were handed over to judicial police officials for identification.