Wife of missing diver wants search widened

It's been more than 24 hours since commercial diver Chevonne Bartholomew went missing but his wife believes her husband is still alive.

Pete-Ann thinks he could be drifting somewhere in the ocean, possibly outside of territorial waters and she's hoping the authorities widen the search.

Bartholomew went missing while conducting an underwater inspection of a boat anchored off Gasparee island in Chaguaramas on Monday.

The SSA Air Division unit and coast guard teams combed the Gulf of Paria yesterday into today with private fishermen and divers joining the search.

CNC3 understands that teams went as far as Point Lisas following currents but saw no sign of Bartholomew.

Pete-Ann said while some may lose hope, she was still full of faith.

She told Guardian Media "right now we have six vessels out there.

I am hearing that he may have drifted out to Venezuela so I am trying to contact the Venezuelan embassy and the Grenadian embassy.

am attaching information on my husband and the newspaper article link." 

The 37-year-old was employed with Trin-Dive Underwater Services, a company that employs deep-sea diver for oil and gas companies.

She said a missing person's report was lodged at the Carenage police station.

Public relations officer at the T&T Coast Guard lieutenant Cherron Manswell said that the search for Bartholemew was still ongoing however he said it has not been expanded outside of territorial waters.

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