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About a hundred migrants, possibly Haitians, were rescued this Monday from a boat that arrived in the Ocean Reef area, south of Miami (southeast Florida), and some needed medical attention, according to local media.
Apparently, the ship capsized when it was near the coast, according to the information of Channel 10 and NBC 6; Eleven units of the Miami Firefighters came to the scene at dawn to attend to the migrants.
About twenty needed medical attention and two adults and two children were sent to a hospital, according to fire department sources.
The rest were disembarked, but it is unknown where they were taken and the circumstances of the event, as the authorities have not provided information so far.
The number of migrants, especially Cubans, arriving on the coasts of South Florida in boats to try to enter the United States increased in 2021 compared to the previous year, according to data from the Coast Guard.
This Sunday the tide took to a beach in Key Biscayne, in Miami-Dade County, a raft made with metal barrels of Cuban honey and bags of Vietnamese rice and equipped with an engine in which there was no one on board.
Authorities are investigating whether there was a shipwreck or whether the boat was left adrift by migrants who achieved their purpose of entering the United States.
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