Boat sinks off Ecuador; 14 missing, one survivor
AFPQUITO -- One person survived and 14 were missing after a boat with suspected illegal immigrants sank in rough seas off northeastern Ecuador, the navy said Monday.
December 12, 2007, 12:00 am TWN
The survivor, Guido Guaman, said the boat sailed from Atacamas, in Esmeralda province, and was heading for a ship offshore when it was overturned by high waves, Admiral Milton Lalama said in a statement.
Guaman said he lost sight in the water of 14 other people who were with him on the boat, all presumed illegal immigrants heading for an undisclosed location, Lallama added.