Father Tenerife Baby Chair Sea Search Operation
Search operation for the missing girls and their father in Tenerife discovers a baby chair at sea.
A MARITIME search team reported finding a baby chair floating in the sea near the area where the boat believed to contain a father and two daughters went missing from Tenerife on Tuesday April 27.
The mother of the missing girls said her ex-partner told her she would never see them again.
A massive search and rescue operation is still underway for the two girls who police say were abducted by their father after leaving their mother a farewell note. Tomas Antonio Gimeno, 37, disappeared with his children Olivia, six, and Anna, one, on a boat from Tenerife after leaving Santa Cruz on Tuesday evening.
The boat he allegedly took to sea with the children was found Thursday without anyone on board off Puertito de Guimar, just over 10 miles south of Santa Cruz – it was discovered adrift by guards -coasts and towed to dry land. .
Today, police were in a race against time to find the missing trio after it emerged that Tomas left a farewell note for the mother of the children. Police sources called the case “high risk”.
The girls’ father reportedly sent WhatsApp messages to their mother, whom he split up some time ago, saying he intended to take them away without consent. A local newspaper, citing sources familiar with the matter, said: “The messages the father has sent are undoubtedly farewell messages.”
According to a report from Marina Tenerife harbor captain Enrique Alonso, a security guard said he saw the father taking suitcases and bags of clothing out of his vehicle and loading them onto the boat.
Source: 20 minutes