The Coast Guard is awaiting confirmation from family members, to determine whether the body found off La Brea today is that of 57- year- old Deodath Goolcharan.
Reports say on Monday around 2pm Goolcharan of Retrench Village, San Fernando went to fish with Oam Roopchand.
Officers say Roopchand reported that a short time after they began fishing, Goolcharan jumped off the boat at Kings Wharf, San Fernando saying he was going for a swim.
Roopchand said he subsequently attempted to find Goolcharan, however all attempts failed.
Public Relations Officer of the Trinidad & Tobago Coast Guard, Lieutenant Commander, Kirk Jean Baptiste said the search resumed today and the Coast Guard was informed by a member of the public that a body had been seen in the La Brea area.
Public Relations Officer of the Trinidad & Tobago Coast Guard, Lieutenant Commander, Kirk Jean Baptiste