Cubans on Fla. Keys Offshore Island Are Detained

Saturday, 01 Jan 2011 09:41 PM

 

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KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say about 20 Cubans found living on an offshore island along the Florida Keys have been detained, and some were receiving medical treatment.

The Monroe County Sheriff's office said in a statement Saturday that the Cubans might have been on the island for several days. Sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin did not know their legal status or how they arrived on the island.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioned called police and medical units to a boat ramp on Big Coppitt Key, about 10 miles northeast of Key West, at about 4 p.m. Saturday.

The sheriff's office said eight of the Cubans were taken to Lower Keys Medical Center on Stock Island for treatment of minor ailments. U.S. Customs and Border Protection took custody of the Cubans.

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