DAYTONA BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — A central Florida mayor is following through with his intention to return home from a visit to Cuba alone in a makeshift raft.
After spending Friday night out in the Atlantic Ocean, a GPS tracking website says DeBary Mayor Clint Johnson started at a Ponce Inlet ramp, went around the jetty and about 12 miles north to Daytona Beach Shores.
He tweeted out his progress.
— Clint Johnson (@ClintPJohnson) April 2, 2016
Johnson said he plans to cross the Florida Straits in a couple of weeks without a motor because he wants to understand what Cuban migrants experience. Many, including the U.S. Coast Guard, have urged him to reconsider.
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