Coast Guard: 2 missing boaters found north of the Dry Tortugas


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MIAMI — A U.S. Coast Guard crew found two boaters who'd been reported missing after they had not been heard from since leaving Mexico on a 63-foot catamaran.

Coast Guard officials say an aircrew spotted 40-year-old Thomas Rota and 37-year-old Megan Rota north of the Dry Tortugas on Thursday evening. There were no reports of injuries and no further word on their conditions.

A relative contacted the Coast Guard on Tuesday, saying the couple had not been heard from since leaving Mexico on June 9. They were scheduled to stop briefly in the Dry Tortugas on Friday, but didn't show up.

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