NEAR MARATHON, Fla. (WSVN) — The United States Coast Guard stopped a group of migrants at sea.
Officials said they sent nine people back to Cuba on Wednesday.
#BreakingNews @USCG crews repatriated 9 Cubans to #Cuba Wed. after a #CoastGuard aircrew spotted a 25-ft boat approx. 20 mi. south of #Marathon. All are reportedly in good health. Migrants aboard a cutter receive food, water, shelter & basic medical attention. #DontTakeToTheSeas pic.twitter.com/tNbeegnWh1
— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) March 24, 2021
The group was spotted drifting on a wooden boat. They were found 20 miles south of Marathon.
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