At Least 30 Dead After Haitian Sloop Runs Aground – VIDEO

Thursday 28th, November 2013 / 00:57 Published by

U.S. Coast Guard video

At least 30 people are dead after a Haitian sloop ran aground and capsized 15 nautical miles southwest of Staniel Cay, in the Exuma chain, during Monday’s storm.

A team from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the US Coast Guard fought rough seas this morning in a bid to rescue the Haitian nationals from the vessel.

Acccording to the US Coast Guard, 90 people have been rescued.

The Coast Guard says the migrants were clinging to the hull of the 40-foot sail freighter when rescue crews arrived. An MH-60 helicopter crew from the Coast Guard Air Station in Clearwater, Fla. arrived on the scene and rescued 13 people from the water after deploying a raft.

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