11 dead and 31 rescued after boat capsizes in waters off Puerto Rico

The Independent says at least 11 people are dead and 31 have been rescued after a boat capsized in the waters off Puerto Rico, officials have confirmed.

11 dead and 31 rescued after boat capsizes in waters off Puerto Rico

The Independent says at least 11 people are dead and 31 have been rescued after a boat capsized in the waters off Puerto Rico, officials have confirmed.

It remains unclear exactly how many people were onboard the craft when it overturned, said US Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad, who said that a “mass rescue effort” was being carried out.

“We’re looking to rescue as many people as we can and find as many survivors as we can,” he said on Thursday.

The overturned boat was initially spotted by a US Customs and Border Protection helicopter earlier in the day.

“If not for that, we would not have known about this until someone would have found any sign or received reports from people that their loved ones are missing,” said Mr Castrodad.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/puerto-rico-boat-capsizes-passengers-b2078038.html

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