U.S. Coast Guard Rescued 8, With 2 Dead, 10 Missing, Off Coast Of Key West
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On Thursday afternoon, May 27, 2021, the U. S. Coast Guard rescued eight people who were on the boat carrying Cuban migrants that capsized about 16 miles south of Key West Wednesday evening, May 26, 2021, with 2 dead and 10 missing. Survivors said they left Cuba on Sunday, May 23, 2021, in the video published on May 27, 2021, “Coast Guard: 2 dead, 10 missing after boat overturns in Keys“, below:
The U.S. Coast Guard, after crews on routine patrol spotted multiple people in the water around 1:00 pm on Thursday, May 27, 2021, crews rescued eight people and pulled two bodies from the water, according to Petty Officer Jose Hernandez. Two Coast Guard cutters and several small boats continued searching the area Thursday evening for missing passengers and there was no immediate sign of the overturned boat. Survivors reported that they left Puerto de Mariel, Cuba, on Sunday, May 23, 2021, and capsized Wednesday evening, May 26, 2021. Survivors were transferred to a Coast Guard vessel to receive food, water, and medical attention, according to officials.
Key West commander center supervisor Senior Chief Seth Haynes said, “We will continue to search through the night for those reported missing, and if any marines see or hear anything, to render assistance if possible and contact the Coast Guard.”
In the video published on May 27, 2021, “2 dead, 8 rescued, 10 missing after boat capsizes in Florida Keys”, below:
In the video published on “Coast Guard: 2 Dead, 10 Missing After Boat Overturns Off Key West“, below:
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