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Suspected migrants spotted off Elliott Key

Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection take 5 men into custody

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A group of suspected migrants was spotted Monday afternoon off Elliott Key.

Sky 10 was above the scene at 2:30 p.m. and saw five men inside a small boat.

The men held their arms up in the air as they were approached by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection boat.

After a short time, they were given life jackets by the Coast Guard and were helped onto a Coast Guard boat.

It's unclear from where the men came, but they are expected to be repatriated to their home country after being intercepted at sea.

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