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Multiple migrants detained off Hillsboro Beach

Multiple migrants were detained Monday morning after coming ashore Hillsboro Beach.
Multiple migrants were detained Monday morning after coming ashore Hillsboro Beach.

HILLSBORO BEACH, Fla. – Multiple migrants were detained Monday morning after coming ashore Hillsboro Beach.

Local 10 News reporter Hatzel Vela was in the area off Hillsboro Mile and said initial reports indicated that about nine adults and one young child were detained.

He said federal agents were possibly searching for one or two more people.

The migrants appeared to have come ashore via a twin-engine boat that was spotted by Sky 10. Several life vests were spotted nearby on the sand.

Meanwhile, U.S. Border Patrol officials confirmed that six Cuban migrants were taken into custody Monday after coming ashore near Marathon.

It’s unclear from where the migrants from Hillsboro Beach originated.

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About the Authors:

In January 2017, Hatzel Vela became the first local television journalist in the country to move to Cuba and cover the island from the inside. During his time living and working in Cuba, he covered some of the most significant stories in a post-Fidel Castro Cuba. 

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.