The migrants, who’re suspected of getting been smuggled by boat, have been launched into the water off an uninhabited island west of Puerto Rico, in accordance with authorities. Among these rescued are 41 males, 25 girls and two youngsters. None of them had severe bodily accidents.
The incident is the most recent of a number of lethal sea voyages within the northern Caribbean, the place largely Haitian migrants are fleeing a deepening political and financial disaster within the nation, as effectively as a spike in gang-related murders and kidnappings.
The driver of the boat fled the scene after releasing the migrants into the ocean, in accordance with Jeffrey Quiñones, a spokesman for US Border and Customs Enforcement.
The incident comes simply days after 17 migrants have been discovered useless and 25 rescued within the Bahamas after their boat capsized on Sunday. A prison investigation is ongoing. In May, eleven Haitian girls drowned and 38 have been rescued after their boat sank close to Puerto Rico.
— This occurs day by day. Everyone runs the identical danger and the identical risks, says Quiñones.