A boat carrying 20 people disappeared between the Bahamas and Florida, the US Coast Guard said on Saturday, one day after an unsuccessful three-day search was suspended.
The boat that left Bimini Island on Monday was supposed to dock at Lake Worth in the southern US state, which is about 130 kilometers away.
On Tuesday, the coast guard was alerted that a statement said the boat never arrived at port.
During the next three days, teams from both countries conducted a joint air and sea search over 44,000 square kilometers. However, efforts were halted on Friday, the Coast Guard said.
“Our thoughts and prayers go to the families of the missing,” said Captain Stephen Burdian, who urged anyone with information about the missing boat to contact the Coast Guard.
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