9 Cubans found on beach after 11 days at sea
The Associated Press
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- U.S. Border Patrol authorities have taken nine
people, reportedly from Cuba, into custody after they came ashore on a
beach in South Florida.
Agent John Modlin told the Palm Beach Post ( http://bit.ly/v7TbZS) the
group spent 11 days at sea on a raft and were found in Boynton Beach
early Wednesday morning. The group included eight men and one woman. All
were taken the hospital for dehydration and other non-life threatening
injuries and later detained.
Authorities are in the process of seizing the raft.
Under the U.S. Cuban Adjustment Act, most Cubans who reach U.S. soil are
allowed to stay.