Coast Guard: Raft spotted off Fort Lauderdale belonged to interdicted migrants

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Officials said a makeshift raft that washed ashore in Fort Lauderdale, Friday afternoon, belonged to migrants that were interdicted before they reached dry land.

7Skyforce HD hovered above the scene in the area of A1A and Northeast 23rd Street in Fort Lauderdale. Police said they first spotted the raft about a mile off shore and allowed it to drift to shore.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the vessel is marked with orange spray paint, meaning they took the migrants on board and let it go.

The Coast Guard did not specify when or where the interdiction took place.

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