Coast Guard, state, local agencies locate three bodies 23 miles southeast of Islamorada

144 Cape CodMIAMI — The Coast Guard and local agencies located three bodies Saturday 23 miles southeast of Islamorada while following up on a report from a good Samaritan.

At approximately 10:45 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Key West Command Center personnel received a report of a person in the water from a good Samaritan. Watch standers issued an urgent marine information broadcast, launched a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew and a Coast Guard Station Islamorada boatcrew.

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission aircraft located two additional bodies around 2:28 p.m. Saturday.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are assisting in a search for survivors.

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