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MDPD detains 25 migrants off Key Biscayne

KEY BISCAYNE, FLA. – Over two dozen migrants are now in police custody after coming ashore in Key Biscayne.

Officials responded to the scene along Crandon Boulevard, early Tuesday morning.

Miami-Dade Police said they detained 25 migrants, including two children.

7SkyForce showed the area from above when Miami-Dade and Key Biscayne police blocked off the area as they waited for Border Patrol.

Police were seen handing them water after their journey.

A Cuban man from Cardenas, Mario Martinez Hernandez, said he came with his wife, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter.

“Look, my wife, my daughter-in-law,” he said in Spanish, adding, “Todo bien.”

Martinez Hernandez said they were all OK. The journey was long and difficult, but they got what they wanted.

According to Border Patrol, one adult female was taken to a local hospital to be treated for dehydration. There were no additional health concerns or injuries reported.

They were dropped off at the tip of Key Biscayne and walked for several hours, many of them barefoot, before being apprehended.

Border Patrol later arrived and loaded the people onto vans.

As they were being loaded in, one migrant from Martin, Cuba, said they are feeling OK.