Skip to Content

98 migrants rescued from boat off Florida coast lacked food


BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Almost 100 people mostly from Haiti who were rescued from an overcrowded boat off the Florida coast had no food or water for two days. The U.S. Coast Guard says the 96 Haitians, as well as a passenger each from Uganda and the Bahamas, were spotted about 20 miles east of Boca Raton, Florida, by a Coast Guard helicopter last week. They were transferred to Bahamian authorities on Sunday. The Coast Guard said in a statement that passengers told crew members they had been at sea for a week and had no food or water during the last two days. The boat was overloaded with 53 men, 35 woman and 10 children.

Article Topic Follows: AP National News

Jump to comments ↓

Associated Press


KTVZ NewsChannel 21 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content