Two people boating in the Atlantic Ocean near Hollywood, Florida,
between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, spotted two male bodies early
Sunday and alerted the U.S. Coast Guard, a spokesman said.
A search ensued, and the body of a woman was recovered a short
distance away. Later, a fourth male victim was also recovered, the
Coast Guard said.
There was no boat or boat wreckage in the vicinity, about 20
nautical miles (37 km) off the Florida coast, and it was unclear
whether the victims were from the United States, Cuba or another
"We won't even have an inkling on identity until the medical
examiner completes an investigation," Coast Guard spokesman Mark
The bodies were found in what is known as a trashline, or a layer of
debris, floating on the top of the ocean.
Aerial teams have spotted what appears to be three other bodies, but
the report was unconfirmed until they could be recovered, Barney
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Crews were working through the night to look for a boat, bodies or
people in distress, he said.
(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere in Seattle; Editing by Eric Walsh)
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