Alleyne family says thank you
THE CHILDREN OF ARTHUR ALLEYNE today expressed thanks to everyone who assisted in the search for their father and stepmother Sharon Went-Alleyne.
The pair went missing on Saturday during a routine sail from St Lucia to Barbados and a search was launched by marine authorities in St Lucia, Martinique and Barbados. After some anxious days, the couple made it safely back to St Lucia, but the yacht Serenity suffered major damage.
“The amount of support, kind words, prayer and active searching that was given has been overwhelming. We are indebted to each and every person who took it upon themselves, throughout the islands, to help us during this difficult time,” children Nicola, Arianne, Damian and Tao said in a joint statement.
“It has proven, once again, that there are many truly good people in this world. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.”
The children launched an appeal on social media for anyone in the surrounding islands with access to boats, light aircraft or helicopters to join in the search as the yacht might have been drifting.
In an interview with THE DAILY NATION on Wednesday, Alleyne said they were 20 miles off Barbados when a storm struck. They drifted more than 500 miles in five days before the tide pushed them towards Soufriere where they were towed them to safety. (SAT)