Eight refugees captured in Stuart

Posted by Paige Bresky - email

STUART, FL (WFLX) - The Martin County Sheriff's Office communications center received a report of a possible immigrant landing at about 5 a.m. Sunday morning.

Deputies responded and located eight individuals that appear to be of Haitian descent in the area of East Ocean Boulevard in Stuart.

An abandoned vessel believed to have been involved was located just North of the House of Refuge on Hutchinson Island.

Investigation regarding the vessel is continuing.

Immigration officials (ICE) have taken custody of all eight individuals.

No further information is available at this time.

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