Middle Caicos, TCI, February 10, 2017 -Tragically, the man who somehow ended up dead on Middle Caicos was up to broadcast time still on the rocky shore near the water. Thirty two year old John McGurk of St. Louis, Missouri is still on rocks because rescuers from Police and the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies could not get to him yesterday even with the assistance of the US Coast Guard.
In the media update earlier, Press Officer Kevin Clarke said: “Significant advances were made to recover the body yesterday, but were unsuccessful due to a combination of the location and the tide.”
Mudgin Harbour is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful sites in the Turks and Caicos, but it is also one of the waterways less frequented due to the battering surf conditions, rocky mounds and deep waters. Blue Horizon Resort is where McGurk was staying and after he had not been seen since Monday, the resort reported him as missing on Wednesday night. On Thursday morning, the Resort again reported to Police, but this time it was to say the man was seen near the shoreline, apparently lifeless in the water. It is said the American checked in alone.