LAKE WORTH INLET, Fla. — Crews with the Coast Guard’s 7th District located five men aboard a homemade raft 2 miles southeast of Lake Worth Inlet on Saturday.
The group told Coast Guard crewmembers they had been at sea for 16 days since departing Cuba.
Officials did not elaborate on the health of the men or say whether they would be repatriated to Cuba.
#Yesterday @USCG Station Lake Worth Inlet rescued 5 males aboard a small man-made raft, due to safety of life at sea concerns, 2 miles SE of Lake Worth Inlet. The men stated they had been at sea for 16 days since leaving Cuba.#SafetyFirst #SectorMiami #USCG #Ready pic.twitter.com/qqrAtlPU9A
— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) February 21, 2021