MARATHON, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for 2 Cuban migrants about 40 miles off Boot Key after a vessel capsized on Tuesday.
According to the Coast Guard, a good Samaritan rescued 19 people from the water. There were reportedly 21 people on the vessel.
“Four migrants were transported to Emergency Medical Services,” the agency tweeted.
The search and rescue efforts come amid an upsurge in Cuban migration to South Florida.
#Breaking @USCG crews are searching for 2 people in the water after a vessel capsized, Tuesday, about 40 miles south of Boot Key.— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) December 21, 2022
A good Sam and #USCG crews rescued 19 people from the water. 4 were transferred to EMS. There was reportedly 21 people on the vessel. #SAR pic.twitter.com/y1E8nFOgqk