The boat was located by Turks and Caicos marine branch police and was being towed to port when it overturned at 3:21 a.m. Wednesday. Caribbean Journal said 32 people were rescued but 18 drowned. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter has been dispatched to the area to help search for more bodies.
Caribbean Journal said the problem of illegal Haitian immigrants has been a common one of late and has caused some tensions between Haitian and other island nation leaders as a result.
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