Coast Guard continues to search for survivors after debris found
MIAMI, FL (WWAY) — The Coast Guard is continuing their search for survivors today after finding debris believed to be from an airplane that was reported missing Monday.
According to a release from the US Coast Guard, 40-year-old Jennifer Blumin from New York City, 52-year-old Nathan Ulrich from Lee, New Hampshire, and Blumin’s 3-year-old and 4-year-old sons.
The release says that around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater helicopter crew located a debris field 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas. The crew lowered a swimmer to retrieve the debris and take it to shore to be identified.
The Coast Guard received a report from Miami Air Traffic Control just after 2 p.m. on Monday of lost radar and radio contact from a MU-2B airplane, about 37 miles east of Eleuthera. According to the report, communication was lost at 24,000 feet at a speed of 300 knots.
The airplane left from Borinquen, Puerto Rico around 11 a.m. Monday and was on its way to Titusville, Florida.
The US Coast Guard Southeast will update via Twitter as the search continues.