Coast Guard rescues, repatriates 4 Cuban migrants

USCG file photo

MIAMI – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sawfish repatriated four Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, Sunday.

A group of seven Cuban migrants were rescued from their rustic vessel by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Oak Tuesday morning about 46 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Oak crewmembers issued life jackets and safely transferred the seven migrants to the Oak.

The seven migrants were reportedly at sea for eight days before being rescued. Two of the migrants needed to be medically evacuated as they were severely dehydrated. One migrant was brought ashore for processing.

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Once aboard Coast Guard cutters, all migrants receive food, water, life jackets and basic medical attention.

The Oak is a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported in Charleston, S.C.
The Sawfish is an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Key West, Fla.

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