More than 100 migrants made landfall Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Border Patrol, the migrants from Haiti arrived in the Florida Keys.
Walter N. Slosar, the patrol’s chief, posted on social media that his agents responded to the arrival of migrants in Tavernier, Florida, at around 9 a.m.
#Update: 114 migrants from #Haiti will be transferred to a local #BorderPatrol Station where they will be processed. #CBP medical personnel will conduct medical screenings on each of the individuals. We appreciate the support from all of the responding agencies & local residents. pic.twitter.com/g26U4ZAp9F
— Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar (@USBPChiefMIP) February 9, 2023
According to the report, authorities found numerous people near the shore on what appeared to be a small sailboat.
Early canvassing yielded that there were 114 migrants who arrived from Haiti.
“There has been an increased presence of law enforcement and first responders in the area,” Slosar said. “The local emergency service is on site conducting medical examinations.”