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BSO Investigating Death Of Haitian Migrant

 
BSO Investigating Death Of Haitian Migrant
Posted Monday, August 25th 2014 @ 5am

UPDATE 8/25 12:35pm

20 Haitian migrants wash ashore near Hillsboro Beach this morning, one of them is found dead.

Broward Sheriff's Office spokesperson Gina Carter says they're working to identify the victim.

Carter says one of the migrants was in the water when they arrived ... she was treated on scene by fire rescue.

The surviving migrants have been turned over to Customs and Border Protection.

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UPDATE 8/25 6:14am

The search is far from over after four bodies are pulled from the Ocean about 20 nautical miles off Hollywood.

Both Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife crews spent all day Sunday searching the water for additional victims and clues to determine how the group ended up in the water.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Mark Barney says the four men didn't have IDs, so there was no initial idea if they were boaters or immigrants.

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UPDATE: 8/25 5:00am 

The search is far from over after four bodies are pulled from the Atlantic Ocean about 20 nautical miles off Hollywood.

Both Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission crews spent all day Sunday searching the water for additional victims and clues to determine how the group ended up in the water.

A cutter searched throughout the overnight for additional bodies and debris in the hopes of getting a better picture of what happened to these people.

Another Coast Guard aircraft will launch at sunrise.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Mark Barney says the four bodies didn't have IDs, so there was no initial idea if they were boaters or immigrants.

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - The Coast Guard says four people have been found dead off the South Florida coast.
 
       Officials say two males were found floating in the water around 10 a.m. Sunday off Hollywood. The Coast Guard responded and later found another male and a female.
 
       Petty Officer Mark Barney says ``our main concern is to make sure there's no one else out there in distress that might need help.''
 
       A search is underway for other possible victims. It's not clear if they were in a boat, but a Coast Guard plane reported debris floating in the water.
 
       Barney says the victims have not been identified and it's not clear if they may have been migrants.

        AP-WF-08-24-14 1817GMT<

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