Coast Guard crews search for 8 boaters off Honduras

8 boaters never arrived at destination

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MIAMI - Coast Guard crews are searching for eight people who never never arrived at their destination after traveling by boat from Roatan, Honduras to Utila Island, Honduras.

On the boat were five Honduras citizens, one Canadian citizen and two U.S. citizens.

A family of two U.S citizens aboard the boat reported they never arrived as anticipated.

Coast Guard immediately began search and rescue, but as of Tuesday, more than 596 square miles had been searched without any sign of the vessel.

"We will continue to do whatever we can to try and locate the missing boaters," said Gabe Somma from the Seventh Coast Guard District. "We are fortunate to have strong interagency relationships and are poised to continue to assist our international agency partners as needed."

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of the vessel is urged to contact Seventh Coast Guard District watchstanders at (305) 415-6683.

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