Cuban migrants come ashore near Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne

Border Patrol believes group may have been smuggled

By Scott Freedman - Producer

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - Five Cuban migrants came ashore Tuesday morning on Key Biscayne and may have been smuggled into the country, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.

The group landed near the Ritz-Carlton shortly before 6 a.m., Border Patrol Miami Division Chief Todd Bryant said.

A makeshift boat was spotted on the beach at nearby Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.

Local 10 News reporter Layron Livingston posted several pictures to Twitter as Border Patrol agents spoke with the group.

The U.S. Border Patrol says five Cuban migrants came ashore near the Ritz-Carlton.

Hotel employees brought the group some bread and one man enjoyed a cigarette.

Employees said the migrants were cleared by paramedics before being loaded into a Border Patrol vehicle. 

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