2 separate groups of Cuban migrants land in Golden Beach, Florida Keys; 16 in custody – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

GOLDEN BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) – Two separate groups of Cuban migrants landed in Golden Beach and the Florida Keys, prompting federal authorities to take 16 people into custody.

US Border Patrol agents and Golden Beach police units responded to reports of six migrants landing on land in the Ocean Boulevard area, near Palermo Avenue, around 9 a.m. on Sunday.

Authorities said the migrants told them they had been at sea for more than a week and their homemade ship capsized as they approached the shores of Golden Beach.

The men swam to shore, where they were met by border guards and police officers.

Hours earlier, around 2:30 a.m., 10 migrants landed in an unspecified part of the Florida Keys, according to a tweet by Walter Slosar, Chief Patrol Agent of Customs and Border Protection.

Border Patrol officials said the migrants who arrived in the Florida Keys were smuggled.

In Golden Beach, Law Enforcement rendered help the migrants until they were taken into federal custody. They also got food and towels.

No injuries were reported.

As of Sunday afternoon, the migrants remain in detention. They are being processed for a removal procedure.

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