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Three dead after center console capsizes

At least three people died and seven others were rescued Thursday after their boat capsized off the coast of southeastern Florida, the Coast Guard said.

And that toll — of the dead and rescued — could rise: The Coast Guard believes that two more people could still be trapped or in the Atlantic Ocean, spurring an intense search for them.

A Dutch naval vessel, the Zeeland, heading toward Key West, Florida, first alerted the U.S. Coast Guard at noon about the ship.

Specifically, the Coast Guard said, the Dutch sailors reported seeing "a capsized 24-foot center console vessel with seven suspected migrants atop the hull."

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