Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2022. 2:31 pm CST.
By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: Twenty migrants are missing after a boat capsized off Florida’s coast during Hurricane Ian, CBS News reports.
Authorities also say that 3 people were rescued.
“U.S. Border Patrol agents… responded to a migrant landing in Stock Island, Florida. Cuban migrants swam to shore after their vessel sank due to inclement weather,” Miami Chief Patrol Agent Walter Slosar said on Twitter.
Around 3:30 pm (Florida time), the 3 persons rescued were taken to the hospital for exhaustion and dehydration.
A search continues for the 20 people who are still missing.
On Tuesday, officials in Florida warned against attempting the dangerous journey at sea.
Category 4 Hurricane Ian made landfall today near Cayo Costa, Florida with catastrophic storm surges, winds, and life-threatening floods.
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