4 bodies found floating off South Florida coast

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

News Release: Associated Press
August 25, 2014

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- Officials are still trying to determine the identities of four men whose bodies were found floating off the South Florida coastline.

The bodies were discovered Sunday off Hollywood Beach.

The Miami Herald reports the remains were taken to the Broward County medical examiner's office and the Broward Sheriff's Office has joined the investigation.

The U. S. Coast Guard says a Good Samaritan spotted two bodies Sunday morning. Search crews later found two more bodies. Officials say all four bodies were in bad condition, indicating they had been in the water for some time.

Crews searched by air and sea over 60 miles for any other people. The air search was called off at sundown, though Coast Guard officials said the Cutter Dolphin was equipped to continue the search.


News Release: Associated Press
August 24, 2014

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- The Coast Guard says four people have been found dead off the South Florida coast.

Officials say two males were found floating in the water around 10 a.m. Sunday off Hollywood. The Coast Guard responded and later found another male and a female.

Petty Officer Mark Barney says "our main concern is to make sure there's no one else out there in distress that might need help."

A search is underway for other possible victims. It's not clear if they were in a boat, but a Coast Guard plane reported debris floating in the water.

Barney says the victims have not been identified and it's not clear if they may have been migrants.


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