Police join search for missing boaters off Miami

MIAMI (AP) - Police say the search for a father and 8-year-old
daughter is a missing persons case after their empty boat was found
near Miami.

Miami-Dade police joined the search Monday after it was started
earlier in the day by the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard says Phil Burke and his daughter set off from
Black Point Marina on Sunday to look at lighthouses around Biscayne
Bay. Family members reported the pair missing early Monday.

Authorities say their 17-foot Key West boat was found near
mangroves on the shore about four miles north of the marina. The
motor was in the off position and there was no evidence of a
collision.

Burke's hometown and his daughter's name were not immediately
available.


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