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Coast Guard continues search for missing boaters off Florida

January 1, 2019

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing its search for two people missing off a boat off Florida’s Atlantic Coast.

The agency said in a news release that they’re looking for a 9-year-old Haitian national and a Bahamian national who is a suspected migrant smuggler. They were aboard an 18-foot (5.5-meter) boat that capsized Sunday with 11 people onboard.

Officials say the boat capsized during an apparent migrant smuggling venture from Freeport, Bahamas, to Miami.

A Good Samaritan boat spotted nine people in the water who had been aboard the vessel and called for help.