Magdalena Devil and Oscar Suarez, an American couple from New Jersey, traveled down to Barbados in the Caribbean for a warm vacation. On June 24th, the couple rented a jet ski in Holetown Beach on the western coast of the Island. After the couple was way past their return time and no communication was received, the rental company sent out warnings to local boats and the Royal Barbados Police Force to contrast a search team.
An intensive search party was put into place with boats and aircraft searching the ocean for anything that would lead to the missing couple. After finding no signs of the missing couple, the United States withdrew their assistance on June 30th which ultimately ended the search.
On July 7th, the French Navy notified the Barbados Coast Guard that they had found the missing jet ski that the couple had rented. While Prime Minister Mottley had already met with the couples family’s, offering her condolences and offering to have the family’s come to the island on the governments expense for closure, local authorities in Barbados are saying that the family’s will be notified of this new finding shortly.
While the jet ski was able to be recovered, the couple is still missing. Be sure to ride in good riding conditions and if a storm is coming, it is best to get off of the water entirely. Keep the couple and couples family in your prayers during this time. For a more in depth coverage and updates check out this article.