The people of Hillaby, St Thomas are clinging desperately onto hope that missing community member Kenmore Mayers will be found alive, a week after he disappeared while fishing.
The 42-year-old Mayers and his friend, 38-year-old police constable Wallace Hayden Odain Greenidge of Four Hill, Indian Ground, St Peter, were fishing in the area of the Animal Flower Cave in Connell Town, St Lucy on Friday night November 10, when they both disappeared.
Greenidge’s body was found floating in the water in the same vicinity on Sunday, but the search continues for Mayers.
Darrell Lowe, one of Mayers’ neighbours, told Barbados TODAY as long as a body has not been found the entire community remains hopeful, while staying close to their radios for any news about their friend.
“All we can do now is hope and pray. We have to keep trusting God and hope for the best. Anything is possible, so you have to keep trusting and keep believing,” Lowe said.
“We haven’t heard anything as yet so we are just waiting and hoping to hear something, anything. We just want them to find him.”
Fishing was one of Mayer’s favourite pastimes, making his disappearance while on a fishing expedition all the more difficult for the community to stomach, according to Lowe.
“Fishing is one of his main hobbies. He would go on a regular basis and come back. Everyone knows he loved fishing,” the grief-stricken neighbour said.