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.