The search for Cuban immigrants continues
The US Coast Guard continues its search this Thursday for the 20 Cubans who disappeared in a shipwreck that fell this Wednesday in the Florida Keys amid the emergency caused by Hurricane Ian, and after they spent “days” on the high seas with waves of up to 15 meters in height, one said. Untouchables for local media.
“It’s dangerous, but freedom is worth more than the danger we face,” one of the rescued Cubans told local television WPLG on Thursday. This is one of the three Cuban shipwrecks that were rescued and held by the Coast Guard at sea, near Florida, after the event. Four others, who were traveling on the same boat, managed to make landfall themselves, and were arrested by US authorities.
The trip through the Florida Straits occurred as Hurricane Ian was approaching the peninsula, making landfall this Wednesday on the Category 4 west coast. According to the Cuban interviewed, who was not identified but spoke on camera, they had five days at sea at a time. The ship sank, as the group of more than 20 people left Cuba last Friday, he said.
Referring to the island’s authorities, he said they were stranded “for two days and two nights near the coast of Cuba and they did not save us.” With information from Ephesus.
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