At Least 17 Haitian migrants heading for the United States died when their boat capsized. The incident happened off the coast of the Bahama Islands on Sunday, July 31.
Bahamamian defense forces were called when witnesses observed the situation in the early morning hours. “Rescue teams recovered 17 — sadly — 17 bodies from the water,” Prime Minister Philip Davis, said. He added 25 people were rescued from the water.