2 dead, 10 missing after boat overturns near Florida Keys

Coast Guard searches for missing passengers
Coast Guard rescue after boat overturns in Florida Keys
Posted at 7:34 PM, May 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-28 10:43:16-04

KEY WEST, Fla. — Two people are dead and 10 others are missing after their boat overturned Thursday near the Florida Keys.

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to the location several miles off Key West at about 1 p.m.

Coast Guard officials said crews rescued eight people and pulled two bodies from the water.

Two Coast Guard cutters and several small boats are searching for the missing passengers.

"Two Coast Guard cutters and several small boats continued to search the area Thursday evening for the missing passengers," Petty Officer Jose Hernandez said. "There was no immediate sign of the overturned boat."

According to the Coast Guard, officials did not immediately know what type of boat in which the people were traveling.

It's also unknown from where they originated.