The US Coast Guard is presently browsing for 39 people today, adhering to a capsizing off the coastline of Florida.

Rescue crews had been alerted on Tuesday, immediately after a person was noticed clinging to the hull of an upturned vessel close to 72km east of Fort Pierce Inlet.

The survivor was rescued by a very good samaritan and introduced to a regional medical center for indicators of dehydration and sunlight publicity. He reported that noone on board was wearing life jackets, and that the boat had capsized in “severe weather”.

The Coast Guard starts the lookup on Tuesday

The lookup is staying led by the Miami Coastline Guard making use of a number of ships and plane, the company documented on its Twitter.

US officials say the boat might have been part of a “human smuggling venture”.

Coastline Guard cutter crews have so considerably searched far more than 1,300 sq. miles, and the agency says its air and area crews are continuing to look for for even more survivors in the water.

The location was suffering from a serious cold entrance at the time of the capsize, with 17-23 mph winds and 7-9 foot seas, in accordance to the Coast Guard, which issued a small craft advisory warning.

By Tuesday afternoon, no additional survivors had been found.

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