Coast Guard searching for possible migrants off coast of Miami Beach

MIAMI — Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews are searching for two suspected migrants reportedly missing off the coast of Miami Beach, Florida.

At approximately 7 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report from Miami-Dade dispatch of three suspected migrants who were located in the vicinity of 17th and Collins in Miami Beach and two remaining suspected migrants were unaccounted for.

Currently, a boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, and an MH-65 helicopter search-and-rescue crew from Coast Guard air Station Miami are searching alongside a Miami-Dade fire boat and a Miami-Dade air rescue asset.

Customs and Border Protection is on scene with the three suspected migrants.

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