US Coast Guards Are Searching for 39 People Who Left Bimini Then Capsized

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Thirty-nine people left Bimini aboard a boat on Friday night but never made it to their destination.

US Coast Guards believe it was a smuggling ring. 

The lone survivor who was found atop the capsized vessel said the group encountered srong winds as they traversed the seas which caused the boat to capsize.

The lone survivor was rescued by a passerby and the matter was reported to officials around 8:45 pm on Tuesday.

The search has been ongoing since the unfortunate incident.

Officials say they are searching between Bimini and Fort Pierce for the missing boaters.

Photo credit: CNN (Tina Burnside)

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