MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The search continues for nine people believed to be missing in the waters southeast of Key West.
Coast Guard Cutter Thetis crewmembers and a good Samaritan rescued 13 people from the water after their vessel capsized, Tuesday, approximately 26 miles southeast of Key West.READ MORE: Royal Caribbean Expands COVID Testing Requirements
Thetis’ crewmembers interviewed the survivors and reported they left from Cuba and their vessel capsized with 22 people aboard at approximately 8 p.m. on Monday. The survivors said seven males and two females are missing.READ MORE: Florida Records Highest One-Day Total Of COVID Cases With 21,000
Two helicopters and an airplane were called in to assist with the search-and-rescue operation.MORE NEWS: Activists Hold 'Down With The Chains' Rally At Bayfront Park Saturday
Wednesday morning, the Thetis along with the Cutter William Trump remain on scene and are continuing to search for the missing people.