FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Federal authorities took 12 people into custody after more than two dozen migrants made landfall on Fort Lauderdale Beach.
According to Fort Lauderdale Police, a group of migrants landed on the beach along the 700 block of Seabreeze Boulevard, near Harbor Drive, on Tuesday afternoon, just before 6 p.m.
Police estimate between 25 to 50 migrants made it to land.
However, U.S. Border Patrol officials said only 12 were taken into custody: nine from Haiti, two from Brazil and one from the Bahamas.
Dive teams also arrived at the scene.
Police on Wednesday continue to search for the rest of the migrants who took off running.
Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue treated the migrants who were detained.
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