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Coast Guard Repatriates 16 Cuban Migrants

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A coast guard helicopter. (Source: CBS4)

A coast guard helicopter. (Source: CBS4)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The Coast Guard repatriated 16 Cuban migrants this week.

The migrants were repatriated to Bahia de Cabañas , Cuba on Wednesday.

The migrants were rescued by crews on Sunday, May 25th during a routine patrol.

A Coast Guard aircraft detected what they said was a rustic vessel southeast of Key West. Crews went to the area and found 14 Cuban mirgants.

On another occasion, a Carnival cruise ship rescued two Cuban migrants from a raft located on the southwest side of Key West.

All migrants received food, water, shelter, and basic medical attention.

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