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Florida: Search under way for 39 people missing after boat capsizes in ‘human smuggling’ incident as one survivor found | US News


A search is under way off the Florida coast after a boat reportedly capsized with 40 people on board in a suspected “human smuggling” incident, according to US officials.

One person has been rescued after being found clinging to the vessel by a “good Samaritan” about 45 miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.

The survivor said he left Bimini in the Bahamas on Saturday night, along with 39 other people.

He said the boat then capsized in severe weather.

The man also said no one was wearing a life jacket.

Coastguard crews on the water and in the air are searching for the missing.


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