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US Coast Guard continues search for 10 Cubans missing at sea

The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search for 10 Cubans missing from a capsized boat a day after eight other passengers and two bodies were pulled from the water

MIAMI — A search for 10 Cubans missing from a boat capsize continued Friday, a day after the U.S. Coast Guard rescued eight other passengers and pulled two bodies from the water.

Capt. Adam Chamie, Coast Guard Commander of Sector Key West, said the group of survivors included two women and six men. They were spotted by a vessel patrolling the area off the Florida Keys.

“They were staying on top of the water, using their arms and legs for power,” he said. “They were in need of help.”

Other agencies, including the U.S. Navy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, have joined the search.