Group of 42 Haitian migrants taken into custody after coming ashore in Key Biscayne
Authorities are investigating after taking over 40 Haitian migrants into custody in Miami-Dade County.
Officials received a call around 3 p.m. Tuesday regarding possible migrants who had illegally come ashore in Key Biscayne, in the area of Crandon Park.
U.S. Border Patrol and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were among the responding agencies.
Authorities speak with detainees after receiving a call about migrants illegally coming ashore in Key Biscayne.
Local 10 News spotted three of the men that officers had tracked down and detained on the median of Crandon Boulevard.
Witnesses pointed agents in the direction of two other men running away inside the golf course at Crandon Park.
Chief Patrol Agent Thomas G. Martin with the U.S. Border Patrol posted on Twitter that a total of 42 people were taken into custody.
Update: 42 Haitian nationals were taken into #BorderPatrol custody following the event this afternoon. The event is currently under investigation. The vessel involved will be seized. We appreciate all of the support from our partner agencies. #breakingnews #florida #haiti
— Chief Patrol Agent Thomas G. Martin (@USBPChiefMIP) August 24, 2021
Sky 10 captured police on the water, inspecting a boat near the shore.
Authorities have yet to release any additional information on the people being detained.