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Boat with 103 Haitian migrants on it found near Biscayne Bay

Updated: Sep 17


The U.S. Coast Guard intercepted a boat on Sunday that had 103 migrants from Haiti on it, officials confirmed.


The boat was found roughly 18 miles east of Biscayne Bay and was called in by a Good Samaritan.


Coast Guard officials confirmed Monday that crew members safely transferred the migrants onto the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge.


Officials said the migrants received food, water, shelter and basic medical attention.

There were no reported medical concerns.


According to officials, each migrant is being interviewed so authorities can determine whether they qualify for asylum or if they will be repatriated to Haiti.


Officials said the boat the migrants were on was brought to land and destroyed.


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