Coast Guard Seeks Missing Boat Between Florida, Bahamas

A Coast Guard rescue swimmer prepares for a free fall deployment from a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Bryan Evans, a Coast Guard Air Station Miami rescue swimmer, prepares for a free fall deployment from a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter east of Miami Beach on June 6, 2017. (Coast Guard photo/Eric D. Woodall)

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard was searching for a boat with about 20 people on board Thursday that was two days overdue to arrive in Florida after leaving the Bahamas on Monday.

The boat left Bimini, Bahamas, on Monday and was supposed to arrive in Lake Worth on Tuesday. It was reported overdue that day and Coast Guard and Bahamian authorities began searching for it.

“Coast Guard crews have searched approximately 20,000 square miles (51,800 square kilometers) for about 43 hours,” the Coast Guard tweeted Thursday afternoon.

The boat is a 29-foot (9-meter) Mako Cuddy Cabin vessel.

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