ERIC_GARCIA_-_missing_at_seaToday marks exactly one week since 21 year old Eric ‘Bird’ Garcia has been missing at sea after a fishing trip to Tres Cocos Area in San Pedro with two friends went horribly wrong. While the chances of his survival are slim, the authorities however, have not lost hope and continue their searches along the coast and around the area he was last reportedly seen. Today, we contacted Patrol Commander at the Northern Operation base, David Ayala, who gave us an update on the search and rescue mission.


David Ayala – Patrol Commander, Northern Operation Base


“The search all of last week was surface searching and that is why we had divers mostly volunteers and we were unable to come across the missing person but at this time we have not been able to receive any calls from our headquarters so we have not called it off as yet so we still conduct now and again some patrols during the day on the area to see if we can find anything but at the same time we have spoken to local divers that if they see anything around that they can call us.”

Maria Novelo – Reporter


“And currently are you guys still searching today?”


David Ayala – Patrol Commander, Northern Operation Base


“Yes, we are still rescuing searching but it was not as how we were doing last week but we wtill maintain presence in the area to see if something pops up.”


Maria Novelo – Reporter


“What would be the probability of him surviving out there, I mean it’s been a week?”


David Ayala – Patrol Commander, Northern Operation Base


“The probability of his survival is very slim and we found other belonging that were on the canoe when the incident happen so it is very slim but we cannot speculate.”


Authorities say they found some pieces of suspected human flesh but cannot confirm if it’s that of Garcia. The findings were submitted to the San Pedro Police and they are continuing their investigation to determine whether it is or not. Also on the report is that the weather conditions were less than favourable when they set out to sea and their kayak capsized.

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