U.S. Coast Guard Suspends Search for 10 Cuban Migrants Believed Missing from Capsized Boat Near Florida

Members of the Coast Guard conduct a search and rescue mission for those believed to be missing from a boat that capsized off Key West, Florida, U.S., in this photo posted to Twitter on May 28, 2021 by the U.S. Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard/Handout via REUTERS

The U.S. Coast Guard said it has suspended the search for 10 Cuban migrants believed missing from a boat that capsized off Key West, Florida.

Two people were killed and 10 were believed missing in the incident, the U.S. Coast Guard had reported on Thursday.

Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, Customs and Border Protection and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission air and surface asset personnel conducted multiple search patterns for more than 123 hours, covering about 8,864 square miles, the Coast Guard said in a statement on Sunday.

“The Coast Guard, partner Department of Defense and local agency crews searched continuously the past three days to locate the missing 10 people,” said Captain Adam Chamie, Commander of Sector Key West.

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SOURCE: Reuters