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Tobago national 'Smokey', one of the two fishermen to rendered assistance to five Venezuelans that got into difficulty while fishing off Buccoo Point, Tobago, on Sunday.

Five Venezuelan nationals were rescued at sea by two local fishermen after their fishing vessel 'Moon Shadow' overturn during a fishing expedition off Buccoo Point, Tobago.  

The local fishermen, who were in separate vessels reported that around 3.15 p.m. on Sunday they observed that the passengers aboard the 'Moon Shadow’, were in difficulty.

They said the vessel then overturned.

The fishermen were able to render assistance and safely bring the men and their fishing gear to safety.

Of the five Venezuelans rescued, two are undocumented and the status of another is being investigated.

The Venezuelans were interviewed by ASP Rampersad and an Immigration Officer before being taken for medical examinations.  

They stated that they usually fish to feed their families.  

Cpl Daniel is continuing enquiries.

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