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|Posted Friday, February 4, 2007
|At least 20 Haitian migrants found dead at sea
|By United Press International
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, May 4 (UPI) -- At least 20 Haitian migrants were found dead in
the water Friday off the coast of the Providenciales Island in the Turks and Caicos.
The migrants -- trying to reach U.S. shores illegally -- were aboard a 25- to 30-foot
Haitian sail-freighter that capsized, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement released
Friday. Sixty-three people were rescued from the water by a Turks and Caicos police
vessel. The Coast Guard is searching for nearly 60 other undocumented migrants still
missing. Survivors reportedly told the police there were approximately 150 people on
As of Thursday, 195 Haitians have been rescued/interdicted this month by Coast Guard
assets, the statement said. Since January, 909 Haitians, not including Friday's incident,
have been interdicted by the Coast Guard.
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