Published June 12, 2012
NASSAU, Bahamas – A police official in the Bahamas says the search has resumed for at least 10 missing Haitians whose boat capsized as they headed to the U.S.
Assistant Superintendent Loretta Mackey says the U.S. Coast Guard is assisting Bahamian authorities in the search off the island of Abaco in the northern part of the island chain east of Florida.
Mackey said Tuesday that members of the local Haitian community in Abaco are helping to identify the bodies of people retrieved from the water. So far, 11 bodies have been recovered. Among the missing are several young children.
An estimated 28 Haitians were on the 25-foot boat when they set off Sunday. The boat apparently had engine trouble, took on water and then capsized.