MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – Two Cuban migrants were apprehended by agents with the U.S. Border Patrol after arriving in the Florida Keys on windsurfing boards, a federal official said Wednesday morning.
Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar, who leads the agency’s Miami sector, tweeted a photo of one of the boards.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection later tweeted that the migrants landed near the Seven Mile Bridge.
The migrants, who were unhurt, are expected to be sent back to Cuba, Slosar said.
#BREAKING: U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Miami Sector apprehended two Cuban migrants after they made landfall in the Florida Keys on windsurfing boards. The migrants will be processed for removal proceedings. No injuries reported.— Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar (@USBPChiefMIP) October 12, 2022
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