MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says three college students have been found safe in the Florida Everglades.
On its official Twitter page, the Coast Guard announced that Everglades National Park Service searchers found the three students Thursday morning and that “no medical concerns” were reported.
Earlier Thursday, Petty Officer Mark Barney said a helicopter crew had been searching for the Florida International University students after learning they had not returned from a trip collecting water samples in the Everglades on Wednesday.
The Coast Guard was notified Wednesday night, and a helicopter crew searched for them. The search resumed Thursday morning.
Barney says the students were in an 18-foot to 23-foot Mako boat.
The Coast Guard says the students’ names and ages and other details were not immediately available.