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Widen search for diver to Grenada, Venezuela

Hope for finding missing diver Chevonne Bartholemew alive grew dimmer yesterday.

Bartholemew went missing on Monday in a routine dive off Gasparee Island and his wife, Pete-Ann, is now pleading for the search to widen to as far as Grenada and Venezuela.

She said even though her husband’s oxygen tank would have run out of air by now, she said he could be drifting somewhere in the ocean, possibly outside of territorial waters.

She does not believe there is any foul play in his disappearance.

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.