US Coast Guard Searches for 15 Migrants in Caribbean Waters

  • A crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez is on the lookout for possible survivors of a migrant capsized vessel in waters between the British Virgin Islands and St. Maarten July 14, 2016. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)
    A crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez is on the lookout for possible survivors of a migrant capsized vessel in waters between the British Virgin Islands and St. Maarten July 14, 2016. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)
  • A crewmember aboard a Coast Guard MH-65D Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen is on the lookout for possible survivors of a capsized migrant vessel July 14, 2016. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)
    A crewmember aboard a Coast Guard MH-65D Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen is on the lookout for possible survivors of a capsized migrant vessel July 14, 2016. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Coast Guard says it is looking for 15 migrants they believe are missing after their boat capsized in Caribbean waters.

Officials said late Thursday that a good Samaritan rescued four migrants but that 13 Cubans, one Colombian and one Dominican are still missing. They were aboard a boat traveling from the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Coast Guard said they believe the boat capsized between Saturday night and early Monday. Authorities said they found four lifejackets on Thursday in waters south of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Coast Guard said there are no signs of survivors so far.

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