Feds Search for Missing Migrant Vessel

January 27, 2006

New York Times- AP


MIAMI (AP) -- Authorities on Thursday searched for a homemade boat carrying 15 immigrants that disappeared Wednesday night amid fog and ocean swells off the Florida Keys.

A Customs and Border Patrol helicopter on a routine flyover spotted the wooden craft shortly before dusk Wednesday about 46 miles off the coast. The small vessel had no engine and appeared to be taking on water, said Customs Spokesman Zachary Mann.


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