Coast Guard Searching For 39 Missing People After Finding Capsized Boat Possibly Used In Human Smuggling
Added 01-26-22 12:16:02am EST - “The United States Coast Guard is searching for 39 missing people Tuesday after a good Samaritan saved a man on a capsized vessel off the coast of Florida.” - Dailycaller.com
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The United States Coast Guard is searching for 39 missing people Tuesday after a good Samaritan found and saved a man on a capsized vessel off the coast of Florida, according to the Coast Guard.
#BREAKING @USCG rescue crews are currently searching for 39 people after their boat reportedly capsized on Saturday night approximately 45 miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. #SAR
The good Samaritan found the vessel and survivor on Tuesday and notified the Coast Guard around 8 a.m. Eastern, the Coast Guard said in a press release.
The boat set sail Saturday night from Bimini, Bahamas, according to the Coast Guard. The survivor said that he was one of 40 people on board the vessel which capsized after encountering severe weather on its journey. The survivor added that no one on board was wearing a life jacket.
The Coast Guard suspects the vessel was involved in human smuggling. The Coast Guard stated that air and search asset crews are searching over a roughly 135-mile area ranging from Bimini to Fort Pierce Inlet in Florida. (RELATED: Smuggling At The Canadian Border: Authorities Arrest Man From Florida, Find Family Of Four Frozen To Death)
More updates to follow. pic.twitter.com/iGCJ7KRjXY
— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) January 25, 2022
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