Hundreds of Haitian and Cuban migrants in custody after landing on or near Florida coast, US official says
More than 330 migrants from Haiti were rescued Saturday afternoon after a dramatic incident with a sailboat that ran aground near the Florida Keys.
United States Coast Guard tweet Photos and videos showed the boat packed with people, many wearing orange life jackets. Some jumped from the boat and were rescued from the water. Those still on board were transferred to a coast guard ship, according to the tweet.
CBP also obtained custody of 150 immigrants who landed in Cuba, CBP Assistant Chief Patrolman Adam Hoffner told CNN.
CBP was still processing Haitian and Cuban immigrants on Sunday, according to Hoffner.