4 dead in boat accident off Miami Beach
11 others found clinging to hull of 20-foot boat
Four people are dead and another hospitalized after a boat with more than a dozen people aboard capsized about seven miles east of Miami.
Eleven others who were found clinging to the hull of a 20-foot boat east of Government Cut were rescued early Wednesday morning.
The U.S. Coast Guard responded about 1 a.m. after a 911 call alerted authorities to the overturned recreational vessel.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Mark Barney says Haitian and Jamaican nationals were found clinging to the hull.
Barney says one person was taken by boat to Miami Beach, where he brought to a hospital. It wasn't immediately clear why he was hospitalized. The rest of the group was taken into custody.
Four bodies have been recovered. Barney says authorities have received conflicting reports about whether more people had been aboard the boat.
As of 7:30 a.m., at least three crews were still out searching, including a helicopter. It is unclear how many more people may have been on the boat.
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