16 Cuban migrants found near Key West, the second landing along island chain in 2 days

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Miami Herald

MIAMI — A group of 16 men migrating from Cuba arrived on a homemade blue raft in the Lower Florida Keys Wednesday morning. This was the second group of people migrating from Cuba to land in the island chain in two days, according to the U.S. Border Patrol. The men arrived around 6 a.m. on the island of Boca Chica, about a mile east of Key West and the location of U.S. Naval Air Station Key West. Adam Hoffner, spokesman for the Border Patrol, said they told agents they had been at sea for three days after leaving Havana. “Fortunately, none of the migrants required any medical treatment after sp…

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