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At least 10 dead after apparent human-smuggling boat capsizes

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Coast Guard rescues 26; searchers unsure how many others missing

Almost all of the victims are believed to be from Haiti and the Bahamas

Boat capsized about 15 miles east of Boynton Beach, Florida


(CNN) -- At least 10 people were killed, and an unknown number remained missing Wednesday, after a boat authorities believe was used for human smuggling capsized off the coast of Florida.


The Coast Guard said it rescued 26 people from a capsized boat off the coast of Florida.

Almost all of the victims are believed to be from Haiti and the Bahamas, according to the U.S. Coast Guard -- which said a dangerous number of people was packed onto a small pleasure cruiser.

The Coast Guard said it rescued 26 people from the boat, and searchers didn't know how many more people had been on the boat.

"You don't put 26 people on a small boat. It was

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Added: May-14-2009 Occurred On: May-13-2009
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