PUERTO RICO – Coast Guard rescue crews sprang into action Thursday morning to rescue passengers of a capsized vessel near Desecheo Island in Puerto Rico, according to the agency.
A Custom and Border Protection aircraft found the vessel — which was suspected of illegally transporting passengers — and reached out to the Coast Guard, reports show.
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The Coast Guard said passengers from the capsized vessel did not appear to be wearing life jackets.
Afterward, documents indicate Coast Guard agents sent helicopters and a ship out to rescue any possible survivors.
This is all the information we have at this time. The story will be updated as more news comes in.