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Coast Guard searching for nine missing from capsized boat off Florida coast

(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for nine people who were aboard a capsized boat off the coast of Florida.

The Coast Guard was alerted to the accident after a good Samaritan rescued a survivor near Lake Worth, Florida, who reported that he and nine others set sail from Cuba on Dec. 10, the Coast Guard’s Southeast branch tweeted Monday morning.

#BreakingNews @USCG crews are searching for 9 people in the water after a good Sam rescued a person Sunday, at approx 3:30 p.m. off Lake Worth Beach. The survivor reported he and 9 others left Cuba on Dec. 10, & the vessel capsized early Sunday morning. #SAR @USEmbCuba pic.twitter.com/jKbaZlU9Dd

— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) December 19, 2022

The vessel capsized early Sunday morning, and the survivor was plucked from the Atlantic Ocean around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the Coast Guard.

Additional information on the search and rescue mission was not immediately available.

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