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Five suspected Cuban migrants picked up off Hollywood Beach

Five suspected Cuban migrants on a raft were picked up off the Hollywood Beach area on Tuesday morning, the U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed.

They are currently being processed by the Coast Guard, which would not confirm the age or sex of any of the migrants.

Under the “wet foot dry foot” policy, Cuban migrants who are picked up at sea are generally sent back.

This incident comes one day after three women Cuban migrants landed on Miami Beach near the intersection of Collins Avenue and 17th Street. And the Coast Guard announced late Monday night that they were suspending the search for two missing male rafters.

Almost 800 rafters arrived in South Florida beaches between Oct.1, 2013, and last month — part of a growing number of Cuban migrants arriving in the United States.

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