39 people found clinging to sinking migrant boat off the Florida Keys
Miami Herald November 10, 2023
MIAMI (Tribune News Service) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 39 people found clinging to a partially submerged migrant boat off the Florida Keys on Friday morning.
The Coast Guard could not immediately confirm the people’s country of origin, said Petty Officer Ryan Estrada, a spokesman for the service.
The boat was reported taking on water about 20 miles offshore of the Middle Keys city of Marathon, according to a law enforcement source.
Estrada said a crew from Coast Guard Station Marathon rushed to the scene and got the people out of the water.
“All are accounted for,” Estrada said, adding that none of the people had any immediate medical needs. They were placed on a Coast Guard cutter offshore, Estrada said.
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