14 Cuban migrants detained after landing in the Florida Keys

MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – The United States Border Patrol detained 14 Cuban migrants Friday morning after they came ashore at Long Key State Park in a rustic boat, authorities confirmed.

No injuries were reported.

Friday’s incident comes a day after more than 150 migrants, believed to be from Haiti, were intercepted by the US Coast Guard near Boca Chita Key.

In that case, Coast Guard officials say a good Samaritan spotted the boat after it ran aground Thursday.

Coast Guard crews gave the migrants life jackets and water as they transferred the large group to the cutters.

Those who needed medical treatment were taken to Homestead Hospital.


Local and federal law enforcement officials have seen a marked increase in migration attempts in the waters off Florida and the Wider Caribbean.

In May, a ship carrying 842 Haitian migrants headed for the United States ended up in Cuba.

In April, US Coast Guard crews rescued 88 Haitian migrants from a sinking ship in the Florida Straits.

The Coast Guard said crews have also intercepted 3,470 Cuban migrants since Oct. 1, 2021.

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