KEY LARGO, Fla. – Multiple agencies responded Tuesday morning after a freighter with what appeared to be more than 100 Haitian immigrants on board attempted to make landfall on Key Largo.
According to the US Coast Guard, more than 100 people were seen coming ashore in a neighborhood north of Rodriguez Key.
The arrival of the Haitians follows the arrival of more than 500 Cubans in the Florida Keys since Friday.
Authorities reported that some of the migrants were seen coming ashore and others were seen wading through the water.
Officials from the Monroe County Fire Department, the US Border Patrol, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were on the scene providing assistance to the migrants.
The migrants told Local 10 News reporter Janine Stanwood that they came from the Port-au-Prince area and were at sea for five days.
Migrants will be processed by Border Patrol.
The witnesses sent a video of the arrival of the migrants to Local 10 News, which you can see below:
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