U.S. Coast Guard Intercepts Boat With Migrants Off Key Biscayne


COMMENTS TODAY YOU CAN DO SO ON OUR WEBSITE CBSMIAMI.COM. INTERCEPTED AT SEA A BOAT WILL OF CUBAN MIGRANTS STOPPED SHORT OF DRY LAND. AND, THEIR JOURNEY ENDED A FEW MILES AWAY SURROUNDED BY COAST GUARD OFFICERS. Reporter: THEIR JOURNEY ENDED MILES FROM SHORE AFTER THE COAST GUARD INTERCEPTED THEM. THEY WERE OVER THE SCENE AS IT APPROACHES A GROUP OF CUBAN MIGRANTS. ABOUT NOON WE GOT A REPORT FROM A GOOD SAMARITAN SOME CUBAN MIGRANTS OFF OF THE KEY. IT LAUNCHED TO BOTH TO INTERCEPT — TWO BOATS TO INTERCEPT. WHEN WE GOT ON SCENE THEY WERE COOPERATIVE. AND, YOU ARE ABLE TO SAFELY EMBARK THEM. A GROUP OF 16 MIGRANTS MADE LANDFALL, IN WHAT APPEARS TO BE A MARITIME SMUGGLING EVENT. ONE PERSON WAS TRANSFERRED TO A HOSPITAL. THEY SAY THAT THEY HAVE SEEN A BIG INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF CUBAN MIGRANTS TRYING TO MAKE IT TO THE UNITED STATES. WE HAVE SEEN A 100% INCREASE IN THE NUMBERS THIS YEAR. WE HAVE ALL READY HAD MORE THAN 1500 MIGRANTS. SINCE OCTOBER COMPARED TO 4500. ALL OF THEM APPEARED TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION AND NONE OF

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