12/09/13 - The Republic - Coast Guard: 1 dead, 2 missing from homemade raft
MIAMI - Officials in Miami say one person is dead and two others are
missing from a raft believed to be carrying Cuban migrants.
The Coast Guard reports a good Samaritan found one survivor aboard the
homemade raft in Biscayne Bay on Monday.
Rescue crews responded to the scene and began searching for two other
people in the water.
The man who survived was taken ashore by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. He told
authorities three people had possibly drowned during the journey through
the Florida Straits.
Anyone with information on the missing people or the rescued man is asked
to call the Coast Guard Sector Miami at 305-535-4316.
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