Two New Hampshire men whose boat capsized off the Massachusetts coast prayed and sang gospel songs as they survived a 15-hour ordeal that ended with them being rescued by a passing fishing boat.
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NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- Authorities in the Bahamas say they have found the bodies of eight people and a sunken boat near a beach in Grand Bahama Island.
Police say they believe the victims, including a young boy, were migrants trying to reach the United States. All appear to have drowned, but officials say the cause of death hasn't been confirmed.
Officials say six bodies were found Friday at Holmes Rock and two were found near a sunken boat about a half-mile offshore from Grand Bahama.
Assistant Police Commissioner Hulan Hanna was quoted in a story Saturday in The Nassau Guardian saying that officials were checking for more bodies in the sunken boat. Hanna did not return a call for comment.
Grand Bahama Island lies less than 100 miles (161 kilometers) east of Florida.
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