Coast Guard continues searching for survivors after locating debris field 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas, during search for missing airplane

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Missing: Jennifer Blumin (Twitter image); and Nathan Ulrich (Facebook image) and Blumin's 3 and 4 year old sons
<!-- /templateDebugMode: end template: common/embeddedMedia.html - templateCell: globalDefault.embeddedMedia --> MIAMI – The Coast Guard continues to search for survivors Tuesday after locating a debris field 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas, during a search for an airplane that was reported missing Monday.

Missing are Jennifer Blumin, 40, from New York City, Nathan Ulrich, 52, from Lee, New Hampshire, and Blumin's 3-year-old and 4-year-old sons.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew located a debris field 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas. The helicopter crew was able to lower a rescue swimmer and retrieve some of thedebris to transfer ashore for identification.

Watch standers with the Coast Guard Seventh District Command Center received a report from Miami Air Traffic Control at 2:10 p.m. Monday of lost radar and radio contact from of a MU-2B airplane approximately 37 miles east of Eleuthera. Communication was reported to be lost at 24,000 feet with a speed of 300 knots.

The airplane departed Borinquen, Puerto Rico, at approximately 11 a.m. Monday en route to Titusville, Florida.

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater C-130 Hercules airplane crew,an Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew, anAir Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina,C-130 Hercules airplane crew, andAir Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews assisted in the search. The Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber crew was diverted to assist and an Air Force C-130 airplane crew is on scene searching with an Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew .

Customs and Border Patrol and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force are also assisting in the search.

It was previously reported that Ulrich was from New York and Blumin's sons were 4 and 10 years old. Ulrich is from Lee, New Hampshire, and Blumin's sons are 3 and 4 years old.


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The Coast Guard continues to search for survivors Tuesday after locating
a debris field 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas, during a search for
an airplane that was reported missing Monday.

Missing are
Jennifer Blumin, 40, from New York City,Nathan Ulrich, 52, from Lee, New
Hampshire, and Blumin’s 3-year-old and 4-year-old sons.

At
approximately 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater
MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew located a debris field 15 miles east of
Eleuthera, Bahamas. The helicopter crew was able to lower a rescue
swimmer and retrieve some of thedebris to transfer ashore for
identification…

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Coast Guard continues searching for survivors after locating debris field 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas, during search for missing airplane