Rafters picked up by cruise ship
MIAMI (AP) -- A Styrofoam raft with clothes, food, a Santeria altar and a Cuban national ID card that washed ashore in Miami may have belonged to four Cubans who were picked up by a cruise ship.
The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed Monday that the Carnival Valor picked up the rafters on Dec. 30. The group was later transferred to a cutter.
The Miami Herald reports that a raft was discovered Saturday near the Black Point Marina. Officials are still trying to confirm that the raft belonged to the group rescued by the ship
Inside the 12-foot raft was an altar to Elegua, the Santeria god that opens and closes all paths to mankind.
There was also a Cuban ID card that could have helped the owner stay in the U.S. under the "wet foot, dry foot" policy.
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