MIAMI (CBSMiami) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents detained a Cuban migrant who came ashore on Virginia Key Beach Monday morning.
The U.S. Coast Guard joined with Customs and Border Protection to search for two other migrants who were still missing after the homemade boat broke down.READ MORE: South Dade NAACP President Dwight Bullard Says Derek Chauvin Being Found Guilty ‘A Glimmer Of Hope’ But Fight Isn’t Over
Miami Police said the three stranded men were rescued by a fisherman and then brought to shore.READ MORE: ‘I’m Speechless’: Rep. Frederica Wilson Among South Florida Leaders Who Believe Justice Was Served In Derek Chauvin Trial
“Right now, it doesn’t look like there’s anyone stranded out there at all,” said U.S. Customer and Border Protection agent Andre Roberts. “He said that no one was in the water and everybody is safe.”
One man in his late 60’s was spotted by a park employee and picked up by law enforcement. The older man told police he was trying to get to his family in New York. Agents said the man will likely be allowed to stay in the U.S.MORE NEWS: Florida Senate Eyes Social Media Crackdown
“I’m pretty sure he is, unless he has some major criminal history, but I think he seems like a great old man and I don’t think there is any problems,” said agent Roberts.