The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office says 32 undocumented migrants were spotted off the shores of Juno Beach in what appeared to be a 30-foot vessel early Monday morning. A PBSO marine unit spotted the boat arriving just about two miles offshore around 5:40 a.m. Authorities
The vessel, which came ashore just south of the Jupiter Inlet, was reported stolen from the Bahamas, according to PBSO.
All 32 are in custody and are being processed by Border Patrol at the Riviera Beach station, where officials will determine their status.
We have apprehended 32 Immigrants in the Juno Beach area. 13 Men 9 woman and 10 children including one infant— PBSO (@PBCountySheriff) August 17, 2015
High number of Undocumented migrants adults and children captured on shore of Jupiter Multiple law enforcement pic.twitter.com/xf1LVrgrLP— Johann Hoffend (@Chopper5WPTV) August 17, 2015
Jupiter aera is clearing where a high amount of Undocumented imagrants came ashore on a 30 ft vessel a1a now open pic.twitter.com/ZIIl6H8Gjf— Johann Hoffend (@Chopper5WPTV) August 17, 2015
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While there has been
No word yet on where the migrants originated their voyage.
This is the second time in the past few months that migrants have been detained off the Palm Beach County shore.