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American couple ‘likely dead’ after yacht hijacked by escaped convicts in Caribbean

American couple ‘likely dead’ after yacht hijacked by escaped convicts in Caribbean

An American couple who disappeared a week ago after their catamaran was hijacked by three escaped convicts are likely dead, police have said. Police Commissioner Don McKenzie said the prisoners had escaped custody on the Caribbean island of Grenada on the 18 February and the following day commandeered a catamaran named Simplicity – with Kathy Brandel and Ralph Hendry on board. “Information suggests that while travelling between Grenada and St Vincent, they disposed of the occupants,” Commissioner McKenzie said. The couple were last seen on the night the prisoners escaped and their boat was later tracked leaving the Grenada late at night at an unusual speed. Police in St Vincent and the Grenadines captured the three fugitives on Wednesday, he said, adding that a team from Grenada had been dispatched to collaborate on “having a complete and thorough investigation of the matters at hand”. Read more from Sky News:Never-before-seen Navalny interviewIndian Sikh activist in UK fears for his lifeHS2 dividend benefits North and Midlands The island nations are separated by about 85 nautical miles. Ron …

US actor Christian Oliver dies with his two young daughters in Caribbean plane crash

US actor Christian Oliver dies with his two young daughters in Caribbean plane crash

Actor Christian Oliver and his two daughters died in a plane crash near a tiny private island in the eastern Caribbean, according to police in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The crash occurred Thursday just west of Petit Nevis island near Bequia as the plane headed for nearby St. Lucia, police said in a statement. They identified the daughters as Madita Klepser, 10, and Annik Klepser, 12, adding the pilot, Robert Sachs, also died. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the crash, according to police. Authorities said fishermen and divers in the area went to the crash site to help as the St. Vincent and Grenadines Coast Guard headed to the area. “The selfless and brave acts of the fishermen and divers is very much appreciated,” police said. The 51-year-old actor was born in Germany and had dozens of film and television roles, including inthe 2008 film “Speed Racer” film and “The Good German,” a 2006 World War II film by Steven Soderbergh that starred George Clooney and Cate Blanchett. He appeared throughout season two of the 1990s …