Coast Guard suspends search for reported migrants off the coast of Miami Beach

MIAMI — Coast Guard crews suspended their search Monday evening for two suspected migrants reportedly missing off the coast of Miami Beach, Florida.

At approximately 7 a.m., Monday, 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.

Search crews completed 10 search patterns covering approximately 111 square miles over a 16 hour period. Coast Guard assets involved in the search included:

  • Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter.
  • Coast Guard Station Miami boatcrews.
  • A Coast Guard Station Ft. Lauderdale boatcrew.

City of Miami – Department of Fire-Rescue and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) Air Rescue Bureau also assisted in the search.

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