This Week in South Florida: Brendan McPherson

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to an emergency at sea last week.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard responded to an emergency at sea last week.

A migrant boat capsized off Islamorada, just the latest in a flotilla of migrants trying to reach Florida shores.

Coast Guard and Border Patrol continue to warn about the dangers and risks of those voyages.

Now, the recent surge has them re-working their approach.

U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Brendan McPherson is the commander of District 7, headquartered in Miami, and Director of the Homeland Security Task Force for the southeast.

He joined This Week in South Florida hosts Glenna Milberg and Michael Putney to discuss, and their conversation can be seen at the top of this page.


About the Authors:

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."

Michael Putney came to Local 10 in 1989 to become senior political reporter and host of "This Week In South Florida with Michael Putney." He is Local 10's senior political reporter.