Friday, February 21, 2014

2 Cuban migrants lost windsurfing to Fla.

Posted on Thursday, 02.20.14

2 Cuban migrants lost windsurfing to Fla.

KEY WEST, Fla. -- Officials say three migrants left Cuba to windsurf
across the Florida Straits. But only one completed the journey, reaching
Key West after a 9 ½-hour journey.

Twenty-four-year-old Henry Hugo Vergara Negrin told police he lost sight
of the other two approximately 60 miles south of Key West. He says they
left Jibacoa, Cuba, on Tuesday morning.

The Coast Guard told the Key West Citizen ( it is
searching the water and areas along the Key West shoreline in case they
reached shore elsewhere.

Negrin reached the private beach outside of The Reach, a Waldorf Astoria
Resort. Police say he was exhausted, shivering and had blistered hands.
He was treated at Lower Keys Medical Center, taken into custody by U.S.
Custom and Border Patrol agents and eventually released.

Information from: The Key West (Fla.) Citizen,

Source: KEY WEST, Fla.: 2 Cuban migrants lost windsurfing to Fla. -
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