The U.S. Coast Guard searched on Tuesday for 39 people missing for several days after a boat believed to be used for human smuggling capsized off Florida’s coast en route from the Bahamas.
A Good Samaritan called the Coast Guard early Tuesday after rescuing a man clinging to the boat 72 kilometres east of Fort Pierce, the maritime security agency reported on Twitter.
The man said he was with a group of 39 others that left Bimini in the Bahamas on Saturday night. He said the boat capsized in severe weather and that none of the people on board had been wearing
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