Florida Coast Guard rescues Cuban refugee, as three different migrants aboard makeshift raft believed to have died
The U.S. Coast Guard in Miami rescued one Cuban refugee adrift off the coast of Florida, as three different migrants are believed to have died after trying the ocean passage aboard a makeshift raft.
Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard Station Miami Seaside and Miami-Dade Fireplace Rescue saved one man “after Samaritan got here throughout him in Biscayne Bay Saturday,” U.S. Coast Guard Southeast stated in a press release Sunday, releasing a photograph exhibiting a raft manufactured from wooden and Styrofoam.
The proprietor of the vessel Unfold Out reported to Sector Miami watch-standers at roughly 1 p.m. Saturday that he got here throughout a person on a makeshift raft within the neighborhood of Fowey Rocks.
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The person stated he left from Cuba, was adrift for 10 days, and the three different individuals with him had died, authorities stated.
The station rescue crew introduced the particular person to the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered. Miami-Dade Fireplace Boat personnel evaluated the person on the cutter and decided he wanted speedy medical care. Miami-Dade Fireplace personnel took the person on their vessel and transported him to the hospital.
“We can not stress sufficient how harmful it’s to take to the seas and navigate the Florida Straits on unsafe vessels,” Lt. Cmdr. Ben Tuxhorn, command heart chief, Sector Miami, stated in a press release.
“The South Florida maritime group has among the greatest individuals who help others whereas on the water, whether or not that is towing a ship or serving to out a migrant with meals, water, and bringing them aboard if essential,” Tuxhorn continued. “Most significantly, this group is aware of to name the Coast Guard in these conditions, as a result of when you do not, you could be a part of a human smuggling investigation for simply doing the precise factor.”
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U.S. Customs and Border Safety was notified, the assertion added.