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At Least 14 Haitians Dead After Boat Sinks Off Turks And Caicos In Shark-Infested Waters

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Royal Turks and Caicos Police
The Royal Turks and Caicos Police force rescued 14 Haitians on Sunday after their boat capsized off the coast of West Caicos.

At least 14 Haitians are dead after a twin-engine outboard boat smuggling migrants to the Turks and Caicos capsized in shark-infested waters, the islands’ police force confirm.

Takara Bain, a spokeswoman with the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police, said 14 individuals were rescued before the search-and-rescue operation was suspended late Sunday until daybreak Monday.

“Today we have utilized all of our marine components, with the support of other rescue services. The search and rescue operation is ongoing. We cannot tell when it will end as it will be determined by the number of recoveries we make over the next day or so,” acting Police Commissioner, Trevor Botting said after four bodies and one survivor were found shortly before 6 p.m.

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