Officials believe they found Miami boaters' bodies

April 6, 2009 5:22:56 PM PDT
Authorities searching for a man and his 8-year-old daughter in the waters off Miami have found a second body. Coast Guard Public Affairs Officer Lt. Matt Moorlag says searchers found the body of a little girl Monday afternoon, hours after authorities recovered the body of a man who fits the description of the father.

Authorities believe the bodies are those of Phil Burke, 49, and his daughter, Tara Ann Burke. They left the Black Point Marina in south Miami-Dade County on Sunday afternoon in a 17-foot Key West boat. When the pair didn't return later that evening, family members called authorities.

The Coast Guard said late Monday that it has stopped searching for the missing boaters.

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