BOCA RATON, Fla. –
Almost 100 folks, largely from Haiti, who have been rescued from an overcrowded boat off the Florida coast had no food or water for 2 days, in line with the U.S. Coast Guard.
A Coast Guard helicopter noticed the 96 Haitians, in addition to a passenger every from Uganda and the Bahamas, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of Boca Raton, Florida, final week. They have been transferred to Bahamian authorities on Sunday.
The passengers advised Coast Guard crew members that they’d been at sea for every week and lacked food and water over the past two days. The 40-foot cabin cruiser was overloaded with 53 males, 35 lady and 10 kids, the Coast Guard mentioned in an announcement.
No one was injured.
“Smugglers don’t care whether or not you reside or die,” mentioned Capt. Robert Kinsey of the Coast Guard’s District Seven, citing the shortage of sustenance and the overloaded vessel. “These individuals are fortunate to be alive.”