The wife of a soldier who went missing at sea last month says pictures circulating online of a man whose body was found washed up in Venezuela yesterday is not her husband, Corporal Gerald James.
“That is not true. That word that is circulating on the internet is not true. That is not him. I got it too, last night the military called me to warn me what was taking place,” Rayheb James said. “A lot of information going out there to test your faith but I trust God and I believe. I ain’t letting nothing shake me.”
In a Facebook post, the soldier’s brother, Dane James, wrote: “From the pics that circulating out there about they found the missing soldier’s (my brothers) body in Venezuela . . . I can say that is not him, looks nothing like him, and that we’re all (my family) praying and hoping he is still alive. Come home and show them G.” t
Corporal James has been missing since March 14 when he went fishing with his brother-in-law Joseph Watson and friend Roger Perreira near Gaspar Grande island off the Chaguaramas peninsula. They experienced some difficulties which caused the boat they were in to capsize. Watson and Perreira clung to coolers to stay afloat while James left to find help.
Watson and Perreira remained adrift in the water before reaching land and were eventually rescued from Chacachacare Island and taken to the Coast Guard base at Staubles Bay, Chaguaramas.
Reporter: Rishard Khan