Authorities Continue to Search for Dozens of Missing Migrants

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Posted: January 26, 2022

38 people remain missing off the Florida coast after the boat on which they were sailing capsized Saturday night.

WSVN.com reports that the group was involved with a suspected human smuggling operation. Of the original 40 who originally set out 1 has been found alive and 1 has been found dead.

According to U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Jo-Ann F. Burdian the boat set off from the Bahamas on Saturday and at some point ran into a storm. After the Good Samaritans rescued the survivor on Tuesday, he told authorities of the other 39 people.

Authorities have been searching for the migrants for about a day and a half, and have only located the body of one deceased victim.

Commenting on the theory that the vessel may have been carrying people who were involved with human trafficking, a U.S. Department Of Homeland Security official said “You’re dealing with criminal organizations that have no value for human life or safety. It’s really victimizing the migrants. It’s just about the money.

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