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Officials detain 14 migrants who came ashore in Florida

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Posted at 2:14 PM, Jun 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-17 14:14:12-04

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (WTXL) — Authorities have detained 14 migrants who were traveling in a boat that came ashore hitting a sea wall in South Florida.

WPLG-TV reported the migrants were coming from Jamaica and first traveled to The Bahamas.

One of the men apprehended said he was fleeing from violence in Jamaica.

A witness said he saw the boat near the shore very slowly and a resident in the neighborhood said one of the men ran through her yard.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection did not immediately respond to a request for information.