At least 11 dead in boat capsize off Puerto Rico

US Coast Guard air and surface rescue crews, Customs and Border Protection law enforcement boat crews and partner agencies rescue survivors after the boat they were in capsized off the coast of Puerto Rico. – US Customs and Border Protection/EPA pic, May 13, 2022.

AT least 11 people died after their boat, which was carrying an unknown number of passengers, overturned off the coast of Puerto Rico, the US Coast Guard said yesterday.

“As of 6pm Thursday (2200 GMT), responding partner agency units have rescued 31 survivors – 11 female and 20 male. Eleven deceased have been recovered,” the Coast Guard said in a tweet.

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