On Saturday, the Coast Guard suspended its probe for ten missing migrants aboard one boat sailing from Cuba which sadly overturned close to the Florida coast.
On Thursday, 8 people were rescued 16 miles of the Key West region post the boat overturned. Ten people were missing while two were pronounced dead.
The Coast Guard suspend the probe after nearly 123 hours. The Air Force, customs and Border Protection, and Navy assisted. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission was also a part of the probe.
Commander of Sector Key West, Captain Adam Chamie said in one statement that the Coast Guard, local agency crews and partner Defense Department looked for the ten missing passengers continuously the last three days. The move to suspend the search is difficult always and is made post careful examination of every fact, he added.
Captain Chamie extended his deepest condolence to the loved ones and families impacted by the tragedy.
Meanwhile, the Coast Guard said that the 8 people who were successfully rescued told that they left from Cuba’s Puerto de Mariel area on 23 May and capsized on Wednesday evening.
They were spotted during the routine patrolling of one Coast Guard crew on Thursday afternoon.