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RBDF ASSISTS FBI AND US COAST GUARD IN SEARCH OF MISSING AMERICAN COUPLE

The Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF) is assisting the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the US Coast Guard with their efforts in finding the American couple who was been reported missing.

 

A close family friend of Donna Sanco, Andrew Wilkinson spoke with The Journal and he said that after scanning the area in Rum Cay where the Sancos were scheduled to celebrate their honeymoon, the US Coast Guard had indicated to the family members that there was debris and something strange was submerged in the water, but they could not identify it in fact it was Sancos.

 

The Royal Bahamas Defense Force also embarked on their search at 11 am yesterday. Although Air Traffic Control was instrumental in the beginning of the search efforts, they have now stepped back to allow the RBDF to further their search with the US Coast Guard.

 

Speaking with RBDF yesterday morning, family friend Mr. Wilkinson stated, “The Bahamas Defense force sent a plane up; the coast guard seems to be pretty much right on it and air traffic control leaves it to them; air traffic control is out of it because it is a physical search now.”

 

Leaving Argyle, Texas early September 25th; the newlyweds flew on a single engine Cessna 150-N3214X piloted by Mr. Sanco.

 

They flew through Florida where they stopped briefly to have some mechanical work done, then headed to Freeport, Grand Bahama and onto North Eleuthera where they were last seen later that afternoon refueling before departing for Rum Cay. The trip from North Eleuthera to Rum Cay was only supposed to take two hours.

 

To date, no one has heard or seen from the Sancos.

 

 

 

Written by Jones Bahamas

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