9 People Believed To Be Missing In Waters Southeast Of Key West
KEY WEST (CBSMiami) – The search is on for nine people believed to be missing in the waters southeast of Key West.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, it all started just before 4 p.m. Tuesday when the Western Carmen, a cargo vessel, rescued two people.
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The USCGC Thetis arrived on the scene, which was 23 miles southeast of Key West, rescuing 10 more people from the water.
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Two helicopters and an airplane were called in to assist with the search-and-rescue operation.
Three more people were rescued just before 7:30 p.m.
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The last update from the Coast Guard was that search efforts will continue through the night for the nine people were still believed to be missing.