MIAMI – The U.S. Coast Guard repatriated 26 people to Cuba Tuesday following an interdiction off the Florida Keys, according to a news release from the agency.
The agency intercepted the Cuban migrants Friday after someone reported sighting a rustic vessel roughly 15 miles southeast of Islamorada, the release said.
“Family members in the United States inquiring about possible family members interdicted at sea, please contact your local U.S. representative,” Petty Officer Nicole J. Groll, Coast Guard District Seven, said in the release. “Relatives located outside the United States, please contact your local U.S. Embassy.”
The Coast Guard has intercepted nearly 2,000 Cuban migrants since Oct. 1, 2021, according to the agency.