Second group of Cuban migrants come ashore in South Florida

(U.S. Border Patrol)

MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – A second group of Cuban migrants came ashore in South Florida Thursday.

According to the U.S. Border Patrol, agents apprehended 10 migrants – eight men and two women – after they arrived to Key Colony Beach on a rustic boat.

Earlier in the day, agents confirmed they had apprehended 26 Cuban migrants who they said came ashore Thursday morning in Key Biscayne.

The 24 men and two women arrived at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park around 3 a.m., authorities said.

Sky 10 was above the scene around 6:45 a.m. as a couple of beachgoers looked at the empty rustic boat.

The migrants are expected to be repatriated to Cuba.


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