( Spanish) — One person died, two others are missing and nine crew members were rescued unharmed after a boat with 12 people on board sank in the waters off the city of Bertioga, on the Sao Paulo coast, the Fire Department said. from that state to Brasil, a affiliate.
The incident occurred in the early hours of this Saturday.
The Maritime Fire Department, which continues to search, said that the occupants were tourists and that they had rented the boat to fish. They had left Bertioga Thursday night and returned Friday night.
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He also added that, according to reports from those rescued, a strong wave hit the boat and created a fissure in the hull, causing the shipwreck.
The passengers would not have been wearing life jackets so they tried to hold on to loose vests and coolers to float.