Family to renew search today for boy missing at sea

Relatives of the eight-year-old boy who is feared drowned after he disappeared in the rough waters of the Atlantic Ocean have arranged a search party and combed through the seawall and surrounding area in the hope of finding the child.

Devon ‘Luke’ Gibson, of Lot 9-10 Queen Street, South Cummingsburg, drifted away in rough waters on Saturday last when he went swimming with three older boys, 11-year-old Tyreke Inniss, 11-year-old Dexter Lewis and 10-year-old Denzil Lews, who were all rescued by a man who was questioned and released by the police on the same day.

Devon Gibson

The missing child’s grandmother, Isolita ‘Sharon’ Agard, yesterday told Stabroek News that relatives, including Devon’s mother, along with residents of the neighbourhood, ventured out to the seawall in hope of finding clues or even the child’s body. She added that plans are in place to hire a boat to go out to sea today in an effort to intensify their search.

When asked about the relationship between the boys and the man who took them to the seawall, Sharon said that the individual befriended the boys only recently and subsequently moved into their mother’s home. He had been living at the house around three days prior to the incident, she noted.

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