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U.S. border authorities searching for migrants after boat capsizes off Puerto Rico

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Al Diaz
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Miami Herald
This is the second time in days that Coast Guard crews have searched for missing migrants. Pictured: Captain Jo-Ann Burdian US Coast Guard Sector Miami Commander announcing Coast Guard ending first migrant search after 5 bodies found on Thursday.

U.S. Coast Guard aircrews and emergency personnel on Friday were searching for possible migrants in the water after a makeshift boat capsized about 75 yards off Shacks Beach in Isabela, Puerto Rico.

The Coast Guard said it received a 911 call at 12:58 a.m. Friday of people running toward land and others in the water after a vessel overturned. The Coast Guard said the boat was smuggling people to the island as part of an “illegal voyage.”

A Jayhawk helicopter was launched from Air Station Borinquen to search for any additional survivors.

Read more from our news partner at The Miami Herald.