Authorities detained nine people in overturned boat near Miami

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MIAMI (KRON) — Authorities responded to an overturned speed boat carrying people off the coast of Florida, Friday afternoon.

According to Coast Guard officials, the overturned vessel was carrying at least ten migrants. Authorities spotted the speed boat near the jetty on Fisher Island at the entrance of port Miami.

Officials took nine people into custody, and crews said at least one person ma be missing.

Aerial footage shows debris floating near the jetty on Fisher Island.

Crews treated at least one person on shore.

Authorities are unsure how to boat overturned, but an investigation is ongoing.

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