MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Cuban-American flotilla that set sail Friday has returned.
The purpose of the flotilla? To show their support to the Cuban people as close as they could get to them.READ MORE: Violent Crash In NW Miami-Dade, One Person Killed
The boaters were able to get roughly 15 miles from the island.READ MORE: Police Believe Fiancé Of Missing SW Florida Woman Gabby Petito Is Withholding Critical Information
They lit flare guns and fireworks, sending messages of hope to Cubans fighting for freedom.MORE NEWS: Florida Sheriff's Deputies Cleared In Shootout With Two Children
Note: This story was originally published July 25th, 2021.