A group of Haitian migrants was taken into federal custody after coming ashore Tuesday afternoon in South Florida, federal authorities said.
At about 3 p.m. Tuesday, 42 Haitian nationals were taken into Border Patrol custody. The vessel involved will be seized, Border Patrol agents said in a tweet.
Footage from Chopper 6 shows officers pulling a group of people from a vessel onto a Miami-Dade Police boat.
Another officer told NBC 6 at the scene that a search was underway for two to three people who made it to the beach.
Haiti’s southwestern peninsula was hit earlier this month by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake, killing at least 2,200 people, injuring more than 12,000 others and destroying nearly 53,000 houses.
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