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BIMINI, Bahamas — The United States Coast Guard (USCG) rescued 32 people after a vessel capsized during a suspected migrant smuggling operation Friday five miles west of Bimini, Bahamas, according to USCG Southeast’s Twitter.
#Breaking @USCG, @TheRBDF and good Sams rescued 32 people from a capsized vessel Friday, following a suspected migrant venture approximately 5 miles west of #Bimini, #Bahamas. #Partnerships #DontTakeToTheSeas
Read more here: https://t.co/OfhgrrF9PM pic.twitter.com/sd0htfqi62
According to a post from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Facebook page, a search and rescue effort for a suspected migrant smuggling operation has begun.
At approximately 9 a.m. Friday, Operation Bahamas, Turks & Caicos (OPBAT) reported a possible migrant vessel departed from Bimini, according to the post. Shortly after, it was reported the vessel capsized after taking on water.
A USCG helicopter arrived on the scene to assist people in the water and holding onto life rafts.
All the migrants were taken to Alice Town, Bimini for medical care and released to authorities, according to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s post.
Punta Gorda Police are searching for someone who fired shots into a Punta Gorda Irish Pub late Friday night.
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