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8 Cuban migrants come ashore in small boat at Bal Harbour

8 Cuban migrants come ashore on the beach of Bal Harbour

The group arrived around 3:30 a.m. in the 9800 block of Collins Avenue. Two witnesses called 911 to report the landing.
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The group arrived around 3:30 a.m. in the 9800 block of Collins Avenue. Two witnesses called 911 to report the landing.

Eight Cuban migrants came ashore on the beach of Bal Harbour early Tuesday, according to police.

The group arrived around 3:30 a.m. in the 9800 block of Collins Avenue. Two witnesses called 911 to report the landing.

Bal Harbour police told CBS4 that the eight migrants were in good condition after arriving in a 25-foot wooden boat with a small engine. The group has been turned over to the Border Patrol for processing.

The group took to the sea 11 days ago, police said.

“They said they encountered a sizeable storm which drifted them onto an island which they believe was in the Bahamas,” Bal Harbour Capt. Mike Delarosa told CBS4. “After the storm they set sail again.”

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