FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for six people who were reported as missing after their boat capsized off of Florida’s Atlantic coast.
“The decision to suspend a search-and-rescue case is never one we come to lightly,” Capt. JoAnn Burdian, commander of Coast Guard Sector Miami, said in a statement issued Sunday. “We offer our deepest sympathies to the friends and families of those involved during this difficult time.”
The search began Friday morning when a boater rescued a Jamaican national who said six others were with him when their 18-foot (5.4-meter) vessel overturned Wednesday off Fort Pierce.
Fort Pierce is north of West Palm Beach.