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2 bodies recovered, 16 still missing, boat carrying migrants sank during Hurricane Ian in Florida

Two people are found dead and 16 others are still missing two days later Boat carrying 27 Cuban migrants sinks The US Coast Guard said Friday that Hurricane Ian entered the state off the coast of Florida.

The US Border Patrol said four people aboard the boat swam to Stock Island, east of Key West, after the boat capsized on Wednesday. The Coast Guard said on Thursday that a total of nine people had been evacuated and rescued.

The Coast Guard’s 7th District, in separate tweets on Friday, said that two bodies have been recovered- One Near Ocean Edge Marina One In the Boca Chica channel.

Air and sea crews continued to search for 16 people who are believed to be still missing.

“We can only pray that our crews can find him so that his family and loved ones can rest,” Coast Guard Captain Robert Kinsey said in a statement. “Our air and surface crews are patrolling and looking to prevent illegal and unsafe undertakings.”

The Coast Guard also said it had repatriated 120 Cubans to Cuba on Friday, after several ships were intercepted off the coast of Florida during the storm.

“Taking out to sea at any time carries significant risk,” Kinsey said. “It is reckless to take to the sea during a storm.”

The storm had previously killed two people in Cuba and knocked down the country’s electrical grid.

Ian made landfall near Cayo Costa, Florida, on Wednesday as a major Category 4 hurricane — the second-strongest possible category. Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale,

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