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Capsized boat found in Biscayne National Park. Crews search for possible victims.

Coast Guard crews were searching the waters near Caesar’s Creek in Biscayne National Park Sept. 5 for missing people after a capsized boat was found.
Coast Guard crews were searching the waters near Caesar’s Creek in Biscayne National Park Sept. 5 for missing people after a capsized boat was found. U.S. Coast Guard

The Coast Guard and Biscayne National Park Service searched the waters near Caesar’s Creek in Biscayne National Park Wednesday after another mariner spotted a capsized boat and called it in.

According to the Coast Guard, a good Samaritan reported the overturned 20-foot vessel just before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A Coast Guard Station Miami 45-foot Response Boat and a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter began searching for the boat.

Also helping: A Coast Guard Marine Safety Security Team Miami 25-foot Response Boat and a Biscayne National Park Service diver.

Crews found a floating, empty flare box and the diver found fishing gear, a cooler and a fresh chum bag underneath the vessel, according to the Coast Guard.

As of Wednesday evening, no one had been located.

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