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42 Migrants Arrested After Coming Ashore in South Florida

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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.

AP and NBC 6
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