13 Cuban immigrants intercepted off Key Biscayne
MIAMI HERALD STAFF
Thirteen Cuban migrants were intercepted just a few hundred yards off
the shore of Key Biscayne on Wednesday night, authorities said.
A Miami-Dade Fire Rescue boat first caught up with the raft, which was
located a few miles south of Elliot Key. Twelve people in the group were
turned over to the Coast Guard, according to agency spokesman Mark Barney.
The group was in good health, save for one, a 24-year-old man who
complained about chest pain and was transported to a Miami hospital.
Since he technically reached dry land, the man will likely be allowed to
stay in the country under U.S.-Cuba immigration policy.
The rest who never made it to soil will be repatriated to the island nation.
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