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Cuban migrants wash ashore in Dania Beach; 1 stabbed

Cuban migrants washed ashore on Dania Beach Saturday night.
Cuban migrants washed ashore on Dania Beach Saturday night. Julie Brown

A group of Cuban migrants came ashore in Dania Beach Saturday night.

According to Capt. Greg May of Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, 19 migrants ended their journey to the U.S. in Fort Lauderdale at 7 p.m. on Saturday. May said 18 made it to shore on their own, but his team helped the Coast Guard with one migrant, who has a “possible stab wound to the abdomen.”

Fire Rescue brought the migrant to shore, where he was sent to Broward Health’s level one trauma center.

Petty Officer Third Class Eric Woodall said the Coast Guard helped FLFR with 10 migrants, nine of whom made it to shore on their own. He also referenced the one wounded migrant. Woodall said 19 migrants came ashore earlier in the day in a separate group.

Border Patrol spokesman Frank Miller has not responded to requests for comment yet.

 

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