22 Cuban migrants land in Keys, 1 sent to hospital

Nov. 3 Marathon migrant landing (Submitted to WPLG)

MARATHON, Fla. – A group of more than 20 Cuban migrants landed in the Florida Keys Thursday morning.

The group of 22 came in on a small makeshift sailing vessel near mile marker 56 in Marathon, according to Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar, who heads the U.S. Border Patrol’s Miami sector.

Sources within the U.S. Border Patrol said one migrant was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami with a head injury.

On Wednesday, a group of migrants landed in Biscayne National Park.

On Tuesday, officials detained at least 52 migrants after landings in the Florida Keys.

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