Miami boat capsizes: A boat carrying up to 15 passengers believed to be migrants from Haiti and Jamaica, capsized off the Florida coast early Wednesday morning. Four people were killed, Reuters reports Oct. 16.
The Miami boat that capsized was 15 to 20-feet in length. Survivors were discovered clinging to the hull of the boat after emergency workers responded to a call around 1 a.m. In all, nine men and six women were on-board the "overloaded vessel." Commander Darren Caprara of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Miami said it was difficult to know exactly how many people were on-board the power boat when it capsized seven miles from Miami. He did say that they believe they accounted for everyone on the boat and a search for more survivors was called off by Wednesday afternoon.
One of the 11 passengers was admitted to the hospital then released to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
A male survivor was discovered clinging to life in an air pocket under the boat after the four dead women were found on the capsized boat.