Coast Guard and Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office stop a boat with suspected migrants

Intercepted off Highland Beach

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - The Coast Guard and Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office marine units responded to reports of migrants attempting to come ashore on Highland Beach Thursday morning.

They stopped a boat about five miles north of the Boca Raton Inlet.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office helicopter is assisting with the investigation.

At least 12 people were spotted in the vessel. Investigators are currently getting a head count and trying to determine the nationality of the passengers. They are also trying to interview the boat captain.

 

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