NEAR BOCA CHITA KEY, Fla. (WSVN) – More than 150 Haitian migrants are heading home days after being spotted on a loaded vessel off the Florida Keys.

Officials repatriated the group on Monday. The migrants were stopped short of shore on Thursday when their overloaded vessel became grounded near Boca Chita Key in Biscayne National Park.

U.S. Coast Guard crews spent hours removing all 163 people from the vessel. Several of them were taken to the hospital.

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