HAULOVER BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Authorities detain two individuals after responding to reports of a migrant landing at Haulover Beach.

Several Miami-Dade Intracoastal units responded to the beach in the 10800 block of Collins Ave.

A single-engine vessel pulled up to the beach shore and dropped off between five and six people.

The others ran up the beach. Police are looking for the other individuals.

Beachgoers reacted to the police presence on the beach.

“It’s very sad because I know that they live in a country that they don’t like living, they are struggling to be free and it’s very sad to watch them there handcuffed,” said Carolina, a beachgoer. “I don’t like it.”

Homeland Security Investigations officials said they are investigating this as a possible smuggling operation.

7Skyforce flew over the scene on Thursday afternoon, capturing two people in custody on the sand.

The vessel sped off eastbound but was followed by Miami-Dade Police helicopter. It is unclear what the outcome of that was.

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