2 Cuban migrants detained after arriving in Keys on windsurfing boards, official says

Photo of windsurfing board (@USBPChiefMIP)

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.


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