6 Cuban Migrants Come Ashore on Makeshift Boat in Broward County

Six Cuban migrants came ashore in South Florida Monday evening on a makeshift sailboat.

The migrants landed in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea in their boat, which had "Miami 305" on the back and "Barack Obama" on another side.

Broward County officials said the group included four men and two women. Among them was a pregnant woman, who was transported to the hospital.

After nine days at sea, one of the migrants said: "It was a little rough. It was okay. We were just hungry."

"We came to have a look at the state of the boat to see how on earth they managed to travel that far," one tourist said.

Traveling from Cuba to South Florida, the group probably didn't realize they were racing against Tropical Storm Colin.

"It just shows how bad it is in their home country. They resort to this kind of thing," another tourist added.

No further information has been released. Stay with NBC 6 for updates.

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