Thirty-four immigrants found at Boynton Inlet

By Emily Pantelides email
Posted by Rachel Leigh email

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - They were on the water for six days, traveling from different parts of Cuba, to get to South Florida.

Thirty-four immigrants in all.

Police were tipped off Sunday morning; told they were walking along the roadways near the Boynton Beach Inlet.

Only our cameras were rolling when police picked them all up.

When police found the 34 immigrants around 6 a.m. Sunday, they called on Brito, who just happened to be running nearby to translate. "I spoke to them in Spanish, asked them questions: are they hungry, do they feel sick."

Brito even went to the store and got them food and water. "We are human beings, and I hope, if something happened to me, somebody would help."

All 34 were ok and said they were thankful to finally be on dry land. "I [will] never for get this day. It's a good experience, and I wish them the best."

Ocean Ridge Police tell us the 34 immigrants will be processed, and then handled by federal laws.