Cuban Migrant Group Found in Boat Off Dania Beach: US Coast Guard - NBC 6 South Florida

Cuban Migrant Group Found in Boat Off Dania Beach: US Coast Guard

Coast Guard, Customs and Border Patrol, Homeland Security and Fort Lauderdale Fire respond to vessel

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    Coast Guard and Border Protection Units intercepted a group of Cuban migrants near Dania pier on Wednesday. NBC 6 Reporter Amanda Plasencia explains.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017)

    Authorities responded after a group of migrants were found in a boat off Dania Beach Wednesday.

    Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue and Coast Guard officials said the 13 migrants were found on the small vessel about two miles from shore.

    The U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Patrol, and Homeland Security also responded to the scene.

    Coast Guard officials said the migrants appear to be from Cuba and they are expected to be repatriated. 

    Migrants Found Near Dania Beach Pier

    [MI] Migrants Found Near Dania Beach Pier

    NBC 6's Amanda Plasencia has the latest as officials are still working to determine where the migrants came from before being found near the Broward County city.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017)

    No other information was immediately known.

    Check back with NBC 6 for updates.


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