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    Thailand - Joshua Devine, 36, MA man missing from boat, 11 April 2015

    Joshua Michael Devine

    Mother of missing local to join search in Thailand
    CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s been four days since Chicopee native Joshua Devine disappeared during a diving trip in Thailand. His family is still hopeful that Joshua is alive. His mother, Marie Major, and his sister are flying to Thailand Thursday so they can join in the search.

    Major told 22News something doesn’t seem right: each account of the night Joshua disappeared has been different. He was on a deep sea diving trip off the coast of Thailand, when he disappeared from the ship early Saturday morning. She said the ship left around midnight Saturday, but Devine was reported missing around 4 that morning. In that time, she said witnesses, and Devine’s wife, recall Devine drinking heavily and getting violent. Major said she and Devine’s friends find it difficult to believe that he had been drinking. As a scuba instructor, he knew not to drink before a big dive. This dive was something he was looking forward to for years: a chance to swim with the whale sharks in the Andaman Sea.

    Major told 22News that after a brief search of the ship, the 7 crewmembers and 22 passengers continued on their diving trip, posting pictures of the fun they had.
    http://wwlp.com/2015/04/15/mother-of...h-in-thailand/
    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/wi...g-boat-n341901
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    The date in the original post may be off. The majority of the news reports state that Joshua Devine boarded the boat which left for the scuba dive trip around midnight on the 10th of April 2015 and disappeared at around 4 AM on the 11th of April 2015.

    http://www.missingveterans.com/2015/...ichael-devine/

    The Phuket News reports it as: "The boat, which had 14 divers and seven crew on board, left Phuket at around midnight on Friday (April 10) and was due to spend five days at sea."

    http://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-...-man-51885.php

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    bumping for this young man
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    Search in Phuket Continues for Missing U.S. Diver Joshua Devine
    Monday, April 20th, 2015
    http://www.chiangraitimes.com/search...ua-devine.html
    Devine’s mother Marie Major and sister Jennifer Bakowski left their Enfield homes on Thursday and arrived in Thailand and are now getting more information about Devine’s disappearance. Two of his friends who live in Kuwait have also joined them, said Alison Podworski, owner of Alison May Public Relations and spokeswoman for the family.

    Devine, who had served in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan with the active-duty military and later the National Guard, currently lives in Kuwait and works on information technology for a military contractor. He was also an experienced diver and instructor.

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    Mother and sister of missing man return from Thailand
    April 26, 2015, 4:52 am

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    The mother and sister of a former Western Massachusetts man missing on vacation have returned after nearly a week in Thailand seeking information about his disappearance.

    The Springfield Republican reports family spokeswoman Alison Podworski says they hope Joshua Devine may have been rescued but unable to contact authorities. The official search ended but patrols are still on the lookout.

    Podworski says Devine’s mother Marie Major and sister Jennifer Bakowski returned Friday to Enfield, Connecticut. They met with U.S. Embassy and local officials.

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    with all of his training, if ANYONE had a chance of making it to an island and surviving it's him.......i can't imagine what his family is going thru.......

    thank you for all the links....

    joshua, thank you for your service, holding on to hope
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    He's still missing.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact them through the "Bring Josh Home Safe" Facebook page, or email jadunne3@yahoo.com.

    The FBI is looking to speak to anyone who was on the boat:

    http://www.courant.com/community/enf...429-story.html

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    Skimpy Hunt for US Diver Highlights Phuket Search Fuel Shortage
    April 30, 2015
    http://phuketwan.com/tourism/skimpy-...hortage-22365/
    PHUKET: The Governor of Phuket has backed attempts to find fuel for future sea searches by passing around the hat as questions continue to be asked about the quality of rescue operations off Thailand's main tourist coast.

    The search for American diver Joshua Devine, 36, who disappeared from a dive boat on April 5, was interrupted for Thai New Year celebrations and hampered by limited fuel being available for a Marine Police boat, the only large vessel available for the search.
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    Thailand - Joshua Devine, 36, Similan Islands, 11 April 2015 - Missing American Vet

    Joshua Devine

    Family of Missing U.S. Veteran, Josh Devine Post $5000 Reward for Information
    The Family of American, Josh Devine, 36, who vanished while on a diving excursion in Thailand, is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone with information that could lead to his whereabouts.

    Joshua Devine, 36, a former National Guard, was reported to have had too much to drink when he vanished from a live-aboard boat soon after it left Phuket for a voyage to the Similan islands.

    While Thailand officials called off the search for Josh Devine, the family still has a lot of questions about what happened to him.
    http://mobile.dudamobile.com/site/ch...cted=true#2856
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    Bumping for Josh with this interesting article:

    http://www.andrew-drummond.com/2015/...peared-in.html


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    I agree with his mother in the NBC article in the first post. He does not show signs of being drunk as much as the side effects of some kind of stimulant. But unless it was slipped to him in some food or drink, he had a right to be sober or stoned, married, have a will, have a pre-nup, live in Thailand, whether his family liked it or not. But do not expect the American system of law, justice, or search and rescue to apply.
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