4 dead, 1 Missing After Boat Flips Near Florida Coast

 

Miami – A motorboat off the coast of southeastern Florida capsized Thursday Feb. 6, leaving four dead and one missing. Of the 12 passengers, seven were rescued.

According to Cost Guard spokeswoman Sabrina Laberdesque, the 24-foot-long motorboat capsized about 75 miles northeast of West Point Beach. While the passengers were believed to be migrants, it is uncertain where they were from.

The Royal Netherlands Navy managed to rescue seven survivors from the overturned hull at noon. Naval officials then contacted the Coast Guard after bringing the passengers aboard. The Coast Guard sent a cutter and helicopter to search for those missing. Three were found dead under the overturned motor-boat. The fourth body was found on Friday. The U.S. Coast Guard said on Friday that search crews are still looking for the last of the passengers.

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