By Casandra Thompson-Forbes

A boatload of people believed to be Venezuelan nationals was found adrift approximately six miles off the coast of Belle Garden Friday morning.

The discovery was made while the fishermen were about to venture to sea to ply their trade.

A police source told Guardian Media, approximately four to six people are on board the vessel and are presumed dead.

The boat was eventually towed close to shore near the Belle Garden Beach Facility by the fishermen.

However, special heavy equipment have been requested to take the boat out of the water.

A senior police official also indicated that special personal protective equipment would be used in the retrieval of the bodies, as the cause of death is unknown.

Tobago Police are currently on the scene.

Investigations are continuing.