Authorities find 2 boaters after searching for hours off Miami-Dade

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission started to search for a man and a woman about 10 a.m. The two were last seen aboard a gray dinghy with a white hull headed toward Bear Cut near Key Biscayne.

MIAMI – Authorities found two boaters after searching for about five hours on Monday off Miami-Dade County’s Fisher Island and Virginia Key areas.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission started to search for a man and a woman about 10 a.m. The two were last seen aboard a gray dinghy with a white hull headed toward Bear Cut near Key Biscayne.

Shannon Knowles, a spokeswoman for FWC, said the man and the woman were on the tender boat to a sailboat. Officials found them about 3 p.m., Knowles said.

The U.S. Coast Guard was also involved in the search.

This is a developing story.

12 p.m. report

Authorities are searching for a person in the ocean on Monday near Fisher Island.

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