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
, 波多黎各, 的 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, 他说.
The search and rescue operation is ongoing, 该机构说.
US Customs and Border Protection and Puerto Rican police are also on the scene, 发言人说.
The nationality of the suspected migrants is unknown.