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US Coast Guard calls off search for persons, including 2 Jamaicans, missing off Florida coast

The U.S. Coast Guard has called off a search for six people, including two Jamaicans, who have been missing off  the Florida coast.

According to a press statement from the Coast Guard, the search ended on Sunday.

It was reported that the Coast Guard received a call Wednesday that a Jamaican was found atop a capsized vessel.

The rescued man informed them that there were six other people who were in the water when their boat capsized after they departed from Bimini, Bahamas.

The Coast Guard searched nearly 10,700 miles for a total of  140 hours and even involved the Florida Wing Civil Air Patrol to search for survivors.

The Jamaican told his rescuers that two Bahamians, one of  whom was the captain, three Guyanese and two Jamaicans were aboard the vessel.

He said they had planned to go to the US but shortly after dark the first night, the captain finished a bottle of  liquor, became drunk, and fell overboard.

 

                                                                                                                           

 



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