2 migrants come ashore Hollywood Beach

1 taken into custody, 1 got away, authorities say

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Two migrants, believed to be from Cuba, came ashore Hollywood Beach Tuesday morning, authorities said.

A Local 10 News viewer filmed police taking one of the men into custody after they reached shore in the area of Iris Terrace and Ocean Drive, just north of the Diplomat.

Hollywood police said an officer saw the migrants come ashore about 8 a.m. in a blue raft that was later towed away.

Authorities said the officer was able to apprehend one of the migrants, but the other got away.

"There were like 10 cop cars," Marta Camacho, who lives nearby, said.  

Police believe the migrants transferred to the blue raft from a larger boat before reaching land. 

The migrant who was apprehended was turned over to U.S. Border Patrol. 

Authorities said they are no longer searching for the second migrant. 



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