Thursday, July 04, 2013 4:12 am
US Coast Guard finds missing boaters off Honduras
The Associated Press
U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Gabe Somma says the 28-foot boat was spotted about 66 miles from the western edge of Roatan, Honduras, where it set sail on Saturday afternoon.
Somma says the boaters - five Hondurans, a Canadian and two Americans - are all alive. But he doesn't know their conditions. All eight boaters had been hoisted into a U.S. Army helicopter Wednesday afternoon.
Somma says the search covered 2,740 square miles after a family member of the U.S. citizens reported the boat missing.
The multi-agency mission included the Coast Guard, the Honduran navy, and aircraft attached to the U.S. Southern Command in Honduras.