1 Dead After Migrants Reportedly Come Ashore

By: Associated Press News Email
By: Associated Press News Email

News Release: Associated Press News

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say one person has died after more than a dozen migrants reportedly came ashore in Fort Lauderdale.

Police were notified after a resident reported that a group of people had arrived on the beach Thursday morning.

Detective DeAnna Greenlaw says three people needed rescuing from the water.

One of those people died at a hospital. Greenlaw says that person was found in poor health, "more than likely due to the length of time spent in the water without a personal flotation device." The person's name was not released.

Police say the migrants were from Haiti.

It wasn't immediately clear how many migrants were taken into federal custody.

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