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More than 100 migrants found onboard boat near Ocean Reef

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials confirmed that they responded to reports of a boat with more than 100 people on board that had possibly capsized early Monday morning near Ocean Reef.

KEY LARGO, Fla. – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials confirmed that they responded to reports of a boat with more than 100 people on board that had possibly capsized early Monday morning near Ocean Reef.

A spokesperson for U.S. Customs and Border Protection later confirmed that the people onboard the boat were migrants. Sources told Local 10 News that the migrants were from Haiti.

According to CBP officials, they, along with federal, state and local enforcement partners, responded to the incident around 12:20 a.m. Monday after the migrants made landfall near Ocean Reef, a private gated community in Key Largo.

Fire Rescue officials said 11 MDFR units responded to the area and about 20 people needed medical attention. Two adults and two children were transported to a local hospital.

Everyone else was removed from the boat, but their current location has not been released.

(Miami-Dade Fire Rescue)

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Liane Morejon is an Emmy-winning reporter who joined the Local 10 News family in January 2010. Born and raised in Coral Gables, Liane has a unique perspective on covering news in her own backyard.