MIAMI - Coast Guard crews are searching for
eight people reported overdue aboard a
28-foot pleasure craft.
Watchstanders at the Seventh Coast Guard
District in Miami received a report that the vessel departed Roatan, Honduras at approximately 3 p.m. Saturday
en route to Utila Island and never arrived. Five Honduran citizens, one Canadian, and two U.S. citizens were reportedly on board.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the Coast Guard and its
partner agencies have searched more than 596 square miles without any
sign of the vessel.
"We will continue to do whatever we
can to try and locate the missing boaters," said LCDR Gabe Somma, public affairs officer for the Seventh Coast Guard
District. "We are fortunate to have strong interagency relationships
and are poised to continue to assist our international agency partners as
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of
the vessel is urged to contact Seventh Coast Guard District
watchstanders at 305-415-6683.
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