Officials say three migrants left Cuba to windsurf across the Florida Straits. But only one completed the journey, reaching Key West after a 9 ½-hour journey.
Henry Hugo Vergara Negrin, 24, told police he lost sight of the other two approximately 60 miles south of Key West. He says they left Jibacoa, Cuba, on Tuesday morning.
The U.S. Coast Guard says it is searching the water and areas along the Key West shoreline in case they reached shore elsewhere.
Negrin reached the private beach outside of The Reach, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.
Police say he was exhausted, shivering and had blistered hands. He was treated at Lower Keys Medical Center, taken into custody by U.S. Custom and Border Patrol agents and eventually released.