3 bodies, 1 survivor found from boat that sank off Florida


STUART, Fla. (AP) — Officials say three bodies and one survivor have been found from a boat that sank off the Florida coast.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office says two bodies were found Monday in St. Lucie Inlet and another on a beach. Further details weren’t immediately released. Three men and a child were on the boat, which went missing Sunday. One of the men was a Palm Beach County jail deputy.

The wife of one man told the Coast Guard that they usually fish just offshore near Stuart or in the Intracoastal Waterway.

WPTV (http://bit.ly/1N3K4IF ) reports the boaters left in a 24-foot Sea Ray boat about 8 a.m. Sunday. There was a small craft advisory with winds above 20 mph.

Stuart is on the Atlantic Coast, about 80 miles north of Fort Lauderdale.

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Information from: WPTV-TV, http://www.tcpalm.com/tcp/wptv

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