According to data available, 38 people have been marked missing after a certain boat capsized on the coast of Florida.
The boat capsized on Saturday night and was only realised on Tuesday when a commercial boat had saved a man hanging onto a capsized boat that was some 72km away from the city of Fort Pierce.
According to BBC News the man who survived mentioned that they had departed from Bimini in the Bahamas on Saturday but had been hindered by a storm.
Officials who are handling the case suspect that the boat was likely smuggling people in because, according to a report from the survivor, none of the occupants wore a life vest.
The coast is as large as the State of New Jersey which might make searching challenging but search for missing persons is led by Miami Coast Guard.
Captain Jo-Ann Burduan on Wednesday reported that the search party recovered a body that was at once transferred to Fort Pierce.
She further stated that the aircraft of the search party discovered the debris of the vessel gathered at a location that was likely to give them chances of finding other survivors.
There has been no formal release of details regarding the nationality of occupants and survivors.
The captain mentioned that the harsh weather the occupants would have faced encompassed high waves, strong winds and extreme cold, so this would mean if there were any more survivors, they would be in crucial health need.
The event was reported to have taken place on a well-known route people are smuggled linking the Bahamas to the southern US.
Bimini is located on the western side of the Bahamas and about 50 miles from Miami.
Taking such illegal trips are considered fatal to humans and coast guards would ensure that such humans are returned to their countries of origin.