The Associated Press
11:38 AM EDT, September 24, 2008
KEY LARGO - Federal authorities are investigating how a Cuban migrant
headed for the US died from a head injury.
Customs and Border Protection officials intercepted three boats carrying
33 Cuban migrants and 7 alleged smugglers in the waters south of Key
Largo late Tuesday night. Coast Guard authorities boarded the boat
shortly after and discovered that one of the migrants -- an adult man --
had a severe head injury.
A helicopter airlifted the man to the Opa Locka airport, where waiting
paramedics pronounced him dead.
The other 39 people, including the alleged smugglers, are on board Coast
Guard cutters while federal authorities investigate.