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2 adrift Cuban fishermen rescued after 3 days at sea

2 adrift Cuban fishermen rescued after 3 days at sea
The Associated Press

MIAMI
The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued two Cuban fishermen who had been adrift
for three days without food or water.

Coast Guard officials said in a news release that Cuban Board Guard
contacted them Wednesday after the fishing boat didn't return to Santa
Cruz del Norte, Cuba.

Officials got a mayday call Thursday from a disabled vessel off the
Florida Keys matching missing boat's description.

The U.S. Border Patrol took custody of the men, who were treated at a
hospital and will be returned to Cuba.

The Coast Guard recently released statistics illustrating the dramatic
drop in the number of Cuban migrants trying to reach U.S. shores by sea
since President Barack Obama ended the "wet foot, dry foot" policy in
January. The number has held at zero since April 1.

Source: 2 adrift Cuban fishermen rescued after 3 days at sea | Centre
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http://www.centredaily.com/news/nation-world/article151469962.html
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