More than 10 Cubans arrive in Florida Keys in migrant boat, Border Patrol says

A group of people from Cuba arrived on a makeshift wooden sailboat in the Upper Florida Keys Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.

The boat arrived around 8:30 a.m. on the shores of Tavernier, an area between Key Largo to the north and Plantation Key to the south.

Adam Hoffner, assistant chief patrol agent for the Border Patrol’s Miami sector, told the Herald that initial reports are that 14 people — 11 men and three women — were on the boat.

They had no medical issues, Hoffner said. They are in federal custody and will be processed for removal back to Cuba, he said.