Friends and family of a Texas couple are frantically searching for them after the newlyweds went missing on their way to the Bahamas last month.
Forrest and Donna Sanco took off from Fort Worth in late September in their Cessna 150 for their honeymoon trip on the island of Rum Cay.
Though they arrived on the island of Grand Bahama, they never made it to their final destination – and friends are trying to find out why, Fox 4 News reported.
“It’s kind of hard from this distance and not being there, of course,” Jason Fox, a family friend, told the station.
The Tribune 242, a newspaper in the Bahamas, reported the pair landed in Grand Bahama, cleared customs and spent the night Sept. 25.
“We want to determine what happened to them there or after they left,” Forrest’s niece, LeeAnn Burger, 23, told the newspaper.
According to GoFundMe page, the Sancos were last heard from after stopping in North Eleuthera, Bahamas to refuel before heading off to Rum Cay on Sept. 26.
The couple’s friends have hired private search-and-rescue teams, who have obtained aerial photos of where the couple may have disappeared. However, two weeks into the search there are still few clues to their whereabouts.
According to Fox 4 News, there were reports of bad weather in the area at the time. Friends hope they are still alive and stranded somewhere.
The couple’s friends are raising money to keep paying for search teams since Bahamas officials are still tied up with hurricane relief.
“With that money, we’ve been able to hire two private search-and-rescue teams with aircraft and cameras,” Erin Simmons, Donna’s daughter-in-law, said. “They’re been doing flyovers since yesterday and back out today.”
The online campaign raised more than $11,000 in one day.
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