A bizarre twist in the story of the mystery at sea where two men, Kirby Archer and Guillermo Zarabozo were just recently rescued from a life raft near an abandoned charter boat 30 miles off the Cuban coast. Archer and Zarabozo have now been arrested by authorities and charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and making a false statement to a federal agent.
Archer’s charges stem from a January theft of more than $90,000 from a Wal-Mart in his home state of Arkansas. Both are being held in the federal detention Center in Miami pending a court appearance today.
The charges are initial clues in a case involving an empty boat adrift on a lonely sea, its crew inexplicably missing. Adding to the enigma were the two survivors found in the raft.
The crew of the chartered boat “Joe Cool” are still missing. The ex-wife of Archer ads even more intrigue to a story that already continues too much mystery.
The four-member crew of the charter boat Joe Cool is still missing, two days after the U.S. Coast Guard found the charter vessel in the Florida Straits, about 40 miles north of Cuba.
Relatives of the crew members fear they were forced to abandon the vessel.
- The mystery of the charter boat Joe Cool and its missing crew is quickly becoming a South Florida sensation.