MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – After their boat sank, ten Cuban migrants were able to swim to land in the Florida Keys on Monday morning, according to police.
According to reports, the migrants swam to Duck Key, an island in the middle Florida Keys.
At around 5:30 a.m., Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar of the U.S. Border Patrol’s Miami sector tweeted that agents “with cooperation from” the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office reacted.
Slosar said on Thursday that 24 men and 2 women from Cuba came to Key Biscayne on a wooden boat at around 3 a.m., with the assistance of local law enforcement colleagues.
Slosar has kept putting out pictures of the dangerous, overcrowded boats that Cuban refugees have been using to get out of their country.