Sunday, April 11, 2010

31 Haitian Migrants Rescued Off Coast of Jamaica

The first group of Haitians to land in Jamaica.

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Fishermen rescued 31 Haitian migrants off the eastern coast of Jamaica and towed their overloaded boat ashore in the second-such save in less than a month.

Police Superintendent Mervin McNab said Sunday that the 15 men, five women and 11 children were taken to a hospital for examinations. It is not clear how long they were at sea.

A boat with more than 60 Haitian migrants fleeing the country following the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake was towed to Jamaica's eastern shore by fishermen late last month. They were returned to Haiti within days because the government said it could not afford to let them stay.

Source: WAPT

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