Late Wednesday afternoon, November 24, the fishing vessel Jerimar alerted the United States Coast Guard of the presence of a small drifting boat about 2 nautical miles north of Mona Island, in the waters of Puerto Rico.
The Dauntless attended the scene and the crew rescued safely boarded 10 Haitian migrants, a man and 9 women, all showing symptoms of severe fatigue and hypothermia.
The castaways said their boat became out of service after hitting reefs near Mona Island. They then jumped out of the boat and attempted to swim to shore. The survivors also reported that two other of their companions wearing heavy clothing also fell from the boat but were unable to swim.
On Friday, November 26, the Coast Guard in a statement said boats and helicopters were continuing to search for survivors. However, searches so far have not found 2 of the missing migrants.