Watch CBS News

Between 150 To 200 Haitian Migrants On Ship That Ran Aground In Key Largo

KEY LARGO (CBSMiami) – The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says between 150 and 200 Haitian migrants were spotted on a ship in Key Largo on Sunday.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies were notified at around 1:20 p.m. to assist Border Patrol and FWC after a large vessel ran aground just off Ocean Reef.

Some of the migrants aboard the ship began swimming, eventually reaching land.

One person had to be taken to the hospital. No word on the condition of the person or why they had to be hospitalized in the first place.

Authorities have not said how many people have been taken into custody at this time.


View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.