The body of missing fisherman Andrew Volman washed up on the La Brea coastline, this morning. (Image courtesy Google Maps)

The body of missing fisherman Andrew Volman washed ashore this morning, two days after he was thrown overboard by gunmen in the Gulf of Paria.

The attack occurred off the coast of La Brea around 9 pm on Sunday June 13th—the third time in a week that fishermen have been attacked in the Gulf of Paria. Guardian Media understands that at the time of the attack, Volman was with another man, who managed to swim to shore.

Volam’s body and the cooler cover which the gunmen reportedly threw into the water for him, were found in La Brea.  Reports are that Volman could not swim.

In a press release issued yesterday, Public Affairs Officer for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG), Lieutenant Khadija Lamy, said they were aware of the incident, and that the TTCG vessel searched the area for the missing man.

The TTCG release stated:

“The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) received information from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) on 14 June 2021 concerning a robbery at sea that occurred on 13 June 2021 at 8:30pm. It was alleged that two (2) persons engaged in fishing had been forced to jump into the waters off La Brea by bandits who later stole their vessel. One of the men was able to make it ashore but lost sight of the other who is presumed to be missing. The TTCG dispatched a vessel to search the area where the incident occurred for the missing fisherman and his vessel.  At this time information reaching the TTCG indicates that the missing vessel has been recovered, however, searches are continuing for the missing man.”