Coast Guard repatriates 15 Cuban migrants
MIAMI (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard reports that it repatriated 15 migrants to Cuba.
Officials say the Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island dropped the migrants off at Bahia de Cabanas on Thursday.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a report Monday of a disabled 20-foot vessel south of Dry Tortugas with Cuban migrants aboard. The Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark responded to the report and safely embarked the migrants. The migrants were later transferred to the Kodiak Island for repatriation.
Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, official say all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention.
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