23 missing after boat sinks off Florida during Hurricane Ian

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A vessel carrying migrants sank and near 23 radical missing arsenic Hurricane Ian lashed the Florida coast, U.S. Border Patrol said Wednesday. Four radical connected the vessel were capable to aquatics to shore, officials said.

"U.S. Border Patrol agents... responded to a migrant landing successful Stock Island, Florida," Miami Chief Patrol Agent Walter Slosar said connected Twitter. "Four Cuban migrants swam to enactment aft their vas sank owed to inclement weather."

#BREAKING: U.S. Border Patrol agents on with enactment from @mcsonews responded to a migrant landing successful Stock Island #Florida. 4 Cuban migrants swam to enactment aft their vas sank owed to inclement weather. @USCGSoutheast initiated a #SAR cognition to hunt for 23 individuals. pic.twitter.com/yUurGfSOSe

— Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar (@USBPChiefMIP) September 28, 2022

The U.S. Coast Guard retweeted Slosar's tweet, adding that it excessively is searching for the missing.

Ian's "extremely dangerous" eyewall was moving onshore successful southwest Florida precocious Wednesday morning, conscionable hours aft it grew into a Category 4 storm. It was packing sustained winds of 155 mph — making it conscionable shy of a Category 5 hurricane, which is the astir almighty tempest possible.

Ian's eyewall was moving onshore astatine Sanibel and Captiva islands and is forecast to marque landfall Wednesday day earlier moving implicit cardinal Florida precocious Wednesday and Thursday, according to forecasters.

"Ian volition origin catastrophic tempest surge, winds, and flooding successful the Florida peninsula soon," the National Hurricane Center said successful its 11 a.m. advisory. By aboriginal afternoon, hurricane conditions were spreading crossed parts of southwestern Florida, the halfway said. 

Cruise lines are canceling trips and rerouting ships due to the fact that of the hurricane.  

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