Migrants caught coming ashore in Pompano Beach
At least one dozen migrants were caught trying to reach the United States. The migrants allegedly travelled through the Hillsboro Inlet and into the intracoastal in Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida where they were caught as they approached Riverside Drive in Pompano Beach, of all places.
The migrants swam once they approached the US shoreline and came ashore about 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday along the 2600 block of Riverside Drive, “When the vessel came ashore, the occupants fled on foot but were quickly apprehended,”according to BSO spokesperson Keyla Concepcion said. The Sun-Sentinel reports a sheriff’s marine unit spotted their boat and alerted deputies on shore. Read their full report by clicking here. The Hillsboro Inlet is the point where Pompano Beach and Lighthouse Point meet.
NBC 6 offered additional details as well as some video that you may want to view by clicking here.
WSVN, 7 News, reports, Twelve people have been taken into custody after a group of migrants came ashore near the Hillsborough Inlet in Pompano Beach.
Local 1o added, “Deputies find group of migrants coming ashore in Pompano Beach”. Their report also includes video.
CBS 4 also had cameras on the scene and reported, “Migrants Come Ashore In Pompano Beach, Quickly Apprehended By Broward Sheriff’s Deputies.”
This story was prepared by our Pompano Beach news desk with additional information from various public sources and other websites.