7 boaters survive 20 hours in Fla. waters; 1 dead

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Posted: Oct 10, 2011 4:35 PM
7 boaters survive 20 hours in Fla. waters; 1 dead

Authorities have identified the South Florida family who spent 20 hours adrift in choppy waters off the Florida Keys after their boat capsized.

Florida wildlife officials say the U.S. Coast Guard picked up Yunisleidy Lima Tejada and her 4-year-old daughter Fabiana, along with Elena Gonzalez and her sister-in-law Tomasa Torres Gonzalez. The women and girl were found clinging to a cooler Sunday morning.

A commercial fisherman called the Coast Guard after spotting Jorge Alejo Gonzalez, Juglar Riveras and Jose Miguel De Armas clinging to their capsized boat earlier Sunday.

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Jorge and Elena Gonzalez's mother, 80-year-old Zaida San Jurjo Gonzalez of Hialeah, also was on the boat when waves suddenly flipped it over as the family fished off the Middle Keys on Saturday. She remains missing and is presumed drowned.