A Coral Bay resident is holding out hope to find his dog — lost at sea in a swamping mishap between St. John and Jost Van Dyke. The person was kayaking from Coral Bay to Jost with his dog and a friend when a wave swamped the kayak, throwing all three into the water. We believe this happened on Monday. He has tried to contact everyone possible on Jost; it was also mentioned on the local ham radio net, which has participants from Tortola as well as the USVIs.
(That's not a picture of the dog. It's Clip Art from Microsoft Office. But I'm sure the missing dog is just as cute.)
Following the swamping, the dog took off swimming towards Jost. After awhile, they lost sight of him — mainly due to distance and choppy seas vs. going under. The humans were picked up just at dusk by a passing boater heading to the BVI. They had been in the water for several hours. That was great luck; otherwise, they might have drowned out there.
The dog is a small-breed mix, medium brown with a hound appearance, neutered with a bobbed tail. It has a collar and tag (with a Massachusetts phone number). The owner does not have a local number so, if anyone finds the dog, please leave word at Crabby's in Coral Bay — 340 714-2415, and they will contact the owner.