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Coast Guard: Two dead, 10 missing after boat from Cuba capsizes in Keys

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Updated: May. 28, 2021 at 6:40 AM EDT
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UPDATE at 6 a.m. with boat’s port of origin in Cuba.

KEY WEST, Fla. (WWSB) - Officials say two people are dead and 10 others are missing after their boat capsized near the Florida Keys.

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a location several miles off Key West around 1 p.m. Thursday. Officials say crews rescued eight people and pulled two bodies from the water.

Two Coast Guard cutters and several small boats continued to search the area Thursday evening for the missing passengers. There was no immediate sign of the overturned boat.

The Coast Guard said the survivors reported they left Puerto de Mariel, Cuba, on Sunday and capsized Wednesday evening.

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