Coast Guard searching for people in the water

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MIAMI — Search-and-rescue crews from Coast Guard Air Station Miami and Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet are responding to a report of a capsized vessel in the vicinity of St. Lucie Inlet, Fla., Friday morning.

A capsized 21-foot center console vessel washes ashore in the vicinity of St. Lucie Inlet, Fla., Nov. 22, 2013. Jupiter Police Department reported the capsized vessel to Coast Guard watchstanders. The Coast Guard is searching for suspected migrants in the water. U.S. Coast Guard photo

A capsized 21-foot center console vessel washes ashore in the vicinity of St. Lucie Inlet, Fla., Nov. 22, 2013. The Coast Guard is searching for suspected migrants in the water. U.S. Coast Guard photo

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received the report from the Jupiter Police Department at approximately 8:00 a.m. It is unknown how many people were aboard the 21-foot center console vessel before it capsized. One suspected migrant is in police custody and another was hospitalized for unknown injuries.

Sector Miami issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast (UMIB) and launched a boatcrew from Station Lake Worth Inlet and an MH-65 helicopter crew to assist in the search for more people in the water.

If anyone has any additional information regarding this case, please contact 305-415-6800.

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