The Coast Guard says at least one person is dead and they are looking for 38 people missing since Saturday after their boat overturned off the South Florida coast due to severe weather.
A good Samaritan rescued a man Tuesday morning clinging to an overturned 25-foot vessel 45 miles east of the Fort Pierce Inlet.
The man who was rescued said he left with 39 others, believed to be migrants on the boat Saturday night from Bimini, Bahamas.
USCG believes the missing people were part of a human smuggling operation.
No one was wearing life jackets.
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— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) January 25, 2022