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14 Cuban migrants rescued from cave on remote Puerto Rican island

A group of Cuban migrants misjudged their journey to the U.S. and were rescued from the uninhabited cliffs of a Puerto Rican natural preserve Tuesday morning
A group of Cuban migrants misjudged their journey to the U.S. and were rescued from the uninhabited cliffs of a Puerto Rican natural preserve Tuesday morning

A group of Cuban migrants were rescued from the uninhabited cliffs of a Puerto Rican natural preserve Tuesday morning.

The Coast Guard was tipped off at the plight of the 14 migrants when park rangers reported seeing flashing lights from the remote island. They found nine men and five women inside a just-above-sea-level cave at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff.

Officials took the rescued migrants to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

Alex Harris: 305-376-5005, @harrisalexc

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