A US Customs and Border Protection aircrew on Thursday morning spotted the troubled vessel and people in the water about
10 nautical miles north of Desecheo Island
, プエルトリコ, インクルード Coast Guard said in a news release
. The people didn’t appear to be wearing life jackets
Crews were able to pull 31 survivors from the water, a spokesperson with the US Coast Guard’s 7th District told CNN. Eleven bodies have also been found, 彼は言った.
The search and rescue operation is ongoing, 代理店は言った.
US Customs and Border Protection and Puerto Rican police are also on the scene, 広報担当者は言った.
The nationality of the suspected migrants is unknown.