NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A group of migrants has been detained in Northeast Miami-Dade.
The group came ashore near Haulover Beach, near the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Bal Harbour, just after 11 a.m., Wednesday.
“The boat came here, then the people come,” said a beachgoer.
Video captured by someone staying at the hotel showed some migrants hop from a boat onto the shore.
“Twenty to 25 people, and they ran,” said another beachgoer. “It’s very sad. Sometimes I think that the people need a better life.”
Migrants who were detained by police could be seen sitting on a bench near 158th Street and Collins Avenue at a park across from Haulover Beach Marina.
7SkyForce hovered over the scene where three women and a child could be seen detained and put in police cruisers.
According to reports, over two dozen migrants made it to shore. The boat’s captain took off a little after.
Sunny Isles Police found three women and a young child a few blocks north of where they landed.
According to Border Patrol officials, a total of 15 migrants were detained at Haulover Beach, and many more were located, including another child.
Eventually, more were located, including another child.
A total of 21 Haitian nationals were detained, including one woman who was treated by paramedics and will be processed and sent back to Haiti.
“I feel bad that people are driven to such desperation,” said another beachgoer. “To know what they might’ve gone through to get here and now they might just be sent back, like it was just all for nothing. I totally appreciate my life and the life that I have had in this country.”
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