Bridge City teen, missing boaters found off coast of Honduras

Bridge City teen, missing boaters found off coast of Honduras

Bridge City teen, missing boaters found off coast of Honduras

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Posted on July 3, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 3 at 2:40 PM

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NEW ORLEANS -- A Bridge City teen, along with eight other boaters who went missing off the coast of Honduras, has been found alive and rescued from the vessel, according to the Coast Guard.

A Coast Guard spokesman said the boat was found around 10:30 a.m., at a location about 55 miles away from its intended destination of Roatan, Honduras.

"Search conditions were ideal today, with good visibility and seas less than three feet," said Michael Mullen, Seventh Coast Guard District command duty officer. "The survivors' original plans were to travel from Roatan to Utila, a trip of approximately 18 miles."

Amber Burkett, 16, was vacationing with family when she and a few friends went in a boat headed to the Roatan Island, according to her mother, Jackie Capehart. They were departing from the island of Utila Saturday.

That boat never made its destination, according to family members.

The Coast Guard described the boat as a "28-foot, 100 horsepower outboard engine pleasure craft with a white hull and top."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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