BIG COPPIT KEY (CBS4) — About 20 Cuban migrants were discovered in the lower Florida Keys New Year’s Day and have been taken into custody.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the group who had been discovered on an off-shore island. Authorities believe the people had been on the island several days.
The people were brought to Shark Key Boat Ramp on Big Coppitt Key about 4 p.m. Saturday, eight of them were taken to Lower Keys Medical Center on Stock Island for minor medical treatment.
Customs and Border Protection have taken custody of them.