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One Body Recovered as Coast Guard Searches Gulf Debris Field

This photo made available by the U.S. Coast Guard shows personal items that were recovered within a debris field off the coast of Sanibel, Fla., June 22, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
This photo made available by the U.S. Coast Guard shows personal items that were recovered within a debris field off the coast of Sanibel, Fla., June 22, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard has recovered one body while searching a debris field believed to be part of a sailboat belonging to a Florida man and his three teenage children.

Coast Guard officials didn't identify the body found Wednesday afternoon some 33 miles off Florida's southwest coast.

Capt. Gregory Case earlier Wednesday identified the family as 45-year-old Ace Kimberly and his children, 13-year-old Roger, 15-year-old Donny and 17-year-old Rebecca. Officials say the family had been living on the sailboat for a year.

The family left Sarasota Sunday, heading to Fort Myers to have the boat repaired. Case says the last word from the family came later Sunday when Kimberly told his brother they were sailing in "6-foot seas and thunderstorms."

The search continues for the other three family members.

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