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Old 23-02-2024, 08:24   #1
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Simplicity: Yacht Owners Feared Dead After Escapees Recaptured (Grenada)

This is terrible. Anyone has more information?

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The three Grenadian prisoners who escaped from police custody on the Southern Caribbean island on February 18 and made their way to St. Vincent by hijacking the catamaran yacht “Simplicity” are now being investigated after the vessel’s owners are believed to be dead.
https://www.stvincenttimes.com/yacht...da-st-vincent/
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Re: Simplicity: Yacht Owners Feared Dead After Escapees Recaptured (Grenada)

BOLO
“Couple Missing from SV Simplicity Grenada to St. Vincent” ~ Boatwatch.org [Feb 22, 2024]
https://boatwatch.org/unresolved/cou...to-st-vincent/
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Re: Simplicity: Yacht Owners Feared Dead After Escapees Recaptured (Grenada)

Another account of the incident.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...dentified.html
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Re: Simplicity: Yacht Owners Feared Dead After Escapees Recaptured (Grenada)

This is horrible. We met Ralph & Kathy a couple years ago. Very lovely people. Heartbreaking. I don’t have words
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Re: Simplicity: Yacht Owners Feared Dead After Escapees Recaptured (Grenada)

On CNN too (without names):

https://www.cnn.com/2024/02/23/ameri...hnk/index.html
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Re: Simplicity: Yacht Owners Feared Dead After Escapees Recaptured (Grenada)

Knew them as well. Met them in Newport in 2020, then a year later in Marsh Harbor. Great people. Had dinner on their boat.

There has been a GoFundMe set up by a friend of the family for funeral arrangements and costs associated with recovery of the vessel.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/kathy-bra...ource=customer
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Terribly sad news. Godspeed.
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Duplicate post.
OP: “Simplicity: Yacht Owners Feared Dead After Escapees Recaptured (Grenada)”
Here ➥ https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...da-283909.html
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Re: Simplicity: Yacht Owners Feared Dead After Escapees Recaptured (Grenada)

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BOLO
“Couple Missing from SV Simplicity Grenada to St. Vincent” ~ Boatwatch.org [Feb 22, 2024]
https://boatwatch.org/unresolved/cou...to-st-vincent/

Damn, that was an absolute worst case scenario and a violent nightmare.
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Walabu had a previous bad rap for cruisers murdered in the early 90s if I remember right ?
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USA couple feared dead after escaped prisoners steal their yacht

This is a very sad story indeed.
A couple from Virginia USA is feared dead after 3 escaped prisoners stole their yacht Simplicity Granada. The prisoners were recaptured in St. Vincent and the Grenadines several days later.

https://nz.news.yahoo.com/missing-am...b8h7tnXt4XDCOP



Note for Admin: I did try to find if this had already been posted.
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Condolences to the families involved.

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I hope justice wreaks death on those scum that committed this horrible act.
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