13 migrants come ashore in Key West

12 men, woman spend a day and a half at sea

KEY WEST, Fla. – Church World Service is assisting 13 Cuban migrants who came ashore Key West early Wednesday.

Authorities said the 12 men and a woman arrived in South Florida about 2 a.m.

One migrant told Local 10 News reporter Sanela Sabovic that the group spent about a day and a half at sea.

Authorities said the migrants all appear to be in good health and most will be reunited with family members in South Florida later in the day.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, more than 4,000 Cuban migrants have attempted to illegally come to the U.S. via the sea.

On Monday, 70 migrants who were intercepted at sea were repatriated to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba.

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