Monday, August 30, 2010

25 Cuban migrants floating off Florida sent home

Posted on Monday, 08.30.10
25 Cuban migrants floating off Florida sent home
The Associated Press

MIAMI -- The U.S. Coast Guard has returned to Cuba 25 migrants found
floating off Florida shores.

The migrants were interdicted at sea in three separate incidents last week.

The Coast Guard says two migrants were spotted Friday floating on a
plastic foam raft about 8 miles east of Islamorada. A Coast Guard plane
spotted 19 Cuban migrants about 30 miles north of Mariel, Cuba, on
Wednesday and directed a cutter to them. Also on Wednesday, U.S. Customs
and Border Protection plane spotted four migrants aboard a raft about 17
miles east of Sands Cut.

All the migrants received food, water, shelter and medical care aboard
Coast Guard vessels.

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