The U.S. Coast Guard in Miami rescued one Cuban refugee adrift off the coast of Florida, as three other migrants are believed to have died after making an attempt the ocean passage aboard a makeshift raft.
Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard Station Miami Beach and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue saved one man “after a good Samaritan came across him in Biscayne Bay Saturday,” U.S. Coast Guard Southeast mentioned in an announcement Sunday, releasing a photograph displaying a raft product of wooden and Styrofoam.
The proprietor of the vessel Spread 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 man mentioned he left from Cuba, was adrift for 10 days, and the three other folks with him had died, authorities mentioned.
The station rescue crew introduced the particular person to the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered. Miami-Dade Fire Boat personnel evaluated the person on the cutter and decided he wanted rapid medical care. Miami-Dade Fire personnel took the person on their vessel and transported him to the hospital.
“We cannot stress enough how dangerous it is to take to the seas and navigate the Florida Straits on unsafe vessels,” Lt. Cmdr. Ben Tuxhorn, command middle chief, Sector Miami, mentioned in an announcement.
“The South Florida maritime community has some of the best people who assist others while on the water, whether that’s towing a boat or helping out a migrant with food, water, and bringing them aboard if necessary,” Tuxhorn continued. (*3*)
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection was notified, the assertion added.
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