Pregnant woman among Cuban migrants to make landfall in Key Biscayne

Woman taken to hospital for observation

25 Cuban migrants arrived to the shore of Crandon Park in Key Biscayne Tuesday morning.

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. – Authorities have detained a group of migrants who arrived on a boat Tuesday morning in Key Biscayne.

A Local 10 News crew was at the scene around 6 a.m. as the group, which included at least one child – a young girl -- was sitting on a sidewalk.

Officers were seen giving the migrants water. All appeared to be in good health, however a spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol told Local 10 News that a woman was transported to a local hospital for observation.

A law enforcement source said the woman is pregnant.

According to the U.S. Border Patrol, the group consisted of a total of 25 migrants.

Miami-Dade police said they were located at Crandon Park. Sources say authorities believe a go fast boat dropped the group off, although that is still under investigation.

One man told Local 10 News he and his family came from the Cardenas region in Cuba and another says he came from Marti.

The group was seen showing documents they had traveled with to officers. They are now in federal custody and are expected to be repatriated to Cuba.

In about nine months, crews have interdicted 3,067 Cubans, according to a U.S. Coast Guard report. It’s more than all of the Cuban migrants the Coast Guard interdicted from 2017 to 2021.

Afternoon report

A group of 25 Cuban migrants, including a girl and a pregnant woman, arrived at Crandon Park on Tuesday morning in Key Biscayne.

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