39 people missing after boat capsizes off Florida: US Coast Guard

AFP , Tuesday 25 Jan 2022

The US Coast Guard has launched a search for 39 people reported missing when a boat capsized off the coast of Florida in what it said was a "suspected human smuggling venture."

US Coast Guard
The Coast Guard is searching for passengers of an alleged smuggling boat. AFP

The Coast Guard in Miami received a report about a man "clinging to a capsized vessel approximately 45 miles east of Fort Pierce inlet," the statement said Tuesday.

The survivor said the boat had left the Bahamas on Saturday night but encountered rough weather and capsized, and that no one on board was wearing a life jacket.

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