Bahamas: Officials search for survivors after boat sinks

Source: SFGate

“Authorities in the Bahamas combed shorelines and open waters on Monday in hopes of finding more survivors after a boat carrying up to an estimated 60 Haitian migrants apparently capsized. Divers have found the bodies of 15 women, one man and a toddler, while another 20 men and five women have been rescued since Sunday, according to Bahamian officials. The U.S. government is helping with the ongoing search as local authorities deploy drones, planes and submersibles, said Capt. Shonedel Pinder, deputy commander of the Bahamas Defense Force. ‘It’s a combined effort using all available resources … to see if there are any potential survivors … as well as to recover any remains,’ he told reporters. Two Bahamian men are in custody, although it wasn’t immediately clear if they have been charged as officials launch a criminal investigation into a suspected human smuggling operation.” (07/25/22)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Bahamian-officials-search-for-survivors-after-17327399.php