By: L.N. Reklai

January 23, 2018 (Koror, Palau) As of late yesterday afternoon, there has been no sign of the missing fisherman, Leonard “Onord” Mikel.  Mr. Mikel, a 50 year old man, went spear fishing on Sunday at Short Island in Malakal and has not returned.

Searches by Koror State Rangers, private boaters and national police have yielded no result. 


According to report, Mr. Mikel was dropped off by his wife at Short Island (PC) at Malakal on Sunday, January 21st at noon to go spear fishing.

After 7:40pm that same day, he was reported missing. Search has been out for him and as of Monday evening, he still has not been found.

Bureau of Public Safety is asking for public assistance for information on the possible whereabouts of Mr. Mikel.

He was last seen wearing blue shorts with grey strips and green shirt with print. He is 5 feet four inches tall, 180 lbs. with short black hair and mustache.

Bureau of Public Safety is asking anyone who has information and knowledge of the Mr. Mikel’s whereabouts to contact the Bureau of Public Safety at 488-1422/5000 or 911. [/restrict]