Coast Guard suspends search for two missing men

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MIAMI - Coast Guard rescue crews have suspended their search for two suspected Cuban migrants who disappeared during an illegal voyage to the United States Tuesday evening.

Coast Guard and partner agency rescue crews conducted a search for the men in the water after a good Samaritan contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami and reported a man aboard a homemade vessel approximately seven miles southwest of Key Biscayne, Fla.

The man was transferred to a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue vessel and reported three other people possibly drowned after he lost contact with them during their journey through the Florida Straits.

During the search, the Coast Guard says a body was located in the water north of where the survivor was located and transported to the Miami-Dade Coroners office.

"We want to express our deepest condolences to the friends and families who lost loved ones in this tragic incident," said Marilyn Fajardo, deputy public affairs officer.

Search-and-rescue crews searched 25 hours for a total of 1,491 square nautical miles in the effort to locate the two remaining men.

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