Coast Guard: 2 Dead, 5 Missing After Illegal Migrant Boat Capsizes

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A U.S. Coast Guard vessel  navigates done  Biscayne Bay successful  Miami Beach, Fla., connected  June 09, 2022. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A U.S. Coast Guard vessel navigates done Biscayne Bay successful Miami Beach, Fla., connected June 09, 2022. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

KEY WEST, Fla.—Two radical died and 5 were missing aft a boat believed to beryllium carrying migrants attempting to participate the U.S. illegally capsized disconnected the seashore of the Florida Keys, the Coast Guard said.

Eight radical were rescued, the Coast Guard said successful a quality merchandise Friday. The bureau described the vessel arsenic a “rustic vessel” that was making an illegal voyage with 15 amerciable migrant passengers. It was not instantly wide wherever the migrants were primitively from.

Reports of the capsized vas astir 14 miles (about 23 kilometers) southbound of Sugarloaf Key reached the Coast Guard astir 10 a.m. Friday. One idiosyncratic was rescued from the h2o by the Royal Caribbean cruise vessel Mariner of the Seas, the Coast Guard said.

“Our hunt continues for others that whitethorn person survived this tragic incident,” said Rear Adm. Brendan McPherson, commandant of the Seventh Coast Guard District. “This concern highlights the risks these migrants look arsenic they effort to participate the United States illegally by sea.”

The Associated Press

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