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Missing Bridge City Teen Found Alive

Missing Bridge City Teen Found Alive

A Bridge City teenager and eight others on a boat that vanished off the coast of Honduras have been found.

The Coast Guard found the nine boaters Wednesday morning, about 65 miles from where they left shore. They had been stranded at sea since Sunday after the boat broke down.

Jackie Capehart, the mother of 16-year-old Amber Burkett of Bridge City, tells The Times-Picayune that her daughter was dehydrated after the ordeal but otherwise uninjured.

The Coast Guard airlifted all nine people to a hospital in Honduras. From there, Burkett was able to speak with her mother, about two hours after the U.S. Embassy called with news of the rescue.

Burkett was vacationing in Honduras, where she has relatives.

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