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Coast Guard Intercepts Boat With Cuban Migrants Off Boca Raton

The Coast Guard intercepted a boat with six male Cuban migrants seven miles east of Boca Raton, officials said Wednesday.

Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report Monday of a "suspicious" 15-foot wooden vessel with six people aboard.

"People attempting to illegally enter the United States put their lives and their loved ones at risk," said Petty Officer 1st Class Paula Verden. "These unseaworthy crafts do not have navigational or safety equipment on board, exposing its occupants to a tragic scenario."

The men were taken back to Cuban authorities.

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