Authorities Find Bodies of Boater, Daughter Off Miami Coast

The bodies of a father and daughter who disappeared Sunday evening while boating were found Monday in the water off the coast of Miami, Fla., according to officials.

The body of the father, Phil Burke, 49, was found Monday afternoon officials confirmed to FOX News.

Coast Guard Public Affairs Officer Lt. Matt Moorlag said searchers also found the body of a little girl Monday afternoon, believed to be his 8-year-old daughter, Tara Ann Burke.

The Coast Guard said late Monday that it has stopped searching for the missing boaters.

A Good Samaritan found the body of Phil Burke in the water near Chicken Key near the marina where the pair was last seen, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue told FOX News.

Phil Burke and his daughter set off from Black Point Marina at about 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon to look at lighthouses around Biscayne Bay, Petty Officer Jennifer Johnson said. Family members reported the pair missing after midnight Monday.

Their 17-foot Key West boat was found in mangroves a few miles north of the marina on Monday morning. The boat showed no signs of a collision, but it had run out of gas, the Coast Guard said.

Local reports indicated that Burke and his daughter were from Iowa, but the Coast Guard could not immediately confirm.

A woman who answered the telephone at a listing for Phil Burke said there was no comment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.