Twenty-seven Cuban migrants jumped off a boat on Sunday as they approached Virginia Key’s shoreline in Miami, U.S. Coast Guard officials said.
Once they swam to land, they ran and hid. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, along with Miami police, have located some of them. Helicopters swirled across the sky as authorities tried to find the others.
Key Biscayne Fire Rescue responded to the call. Roads on the north side of Virginia Key were shut down.
It’s unclear if any of the migrants were children.
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By late Sunday, 15 people had been arrested and taken to the Dania Beach Border Patrol Station, according to NBC6.