Coast Guard repatriates 1 Cuban migrant, detains 3 others

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MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated one Cuban migrant to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Monday.

Early Dec. 11, the Coast Guard spotted a 25-foot Mako center-console boat with four persons aboard traveling westbound about 50 miles east of Port Everglades, Fla.

A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew arrived on scene and discovered one female Cuban migrant and three other individuals aboard. The four people were transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback.

The three other individuals were transferred to Customs and Border Protection.

The one Cuban migrant was transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island for repatriation.

Once aboard Coast Guard Cutters, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical care.

The cutter Diamondback is an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Miami Beach, Fla.

The cutter Kodiak Island is a 110-foot patrol boat homeported in Key West, Fla.

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