Posted: Jul 4, 2013 4:45 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS
U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Gabe Somma says the 28-foot boat was spotted about 66 miles from the western edge of Roatan, Honduras, where it set sail on Saturday afternoon.
Somma says the boaters - five Hondurans, a Canadian and two Americans - are all alive. But he doesn't know their conditions. All eight boaters had been hoisted into a U.S. Army helicopter Wednesday afternoon.
Somma says the search covered 2,740 square miles after a family member of the U.S. citizens reported the boat missing.
The multi-agency mission included the Coast Guard, the Honduran navy, and aircraft attached to the U.S. Southern Command in Honduras.
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