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Father of missing Cuban migrant searching for son

news.yahoo.com — MIAMI (AP) - For two days, Lazaro Allegue has scoured the waters of Miami's Biscayne Bay and combed the thick brush on nearby keys in search of his son. He trekked through mangroves, shrubs and mosquito-ridden thickets in knee-deep water, and he crossed miles and miles of vast blue sea.

Father of missing Cuban migrant searching for son - The Monitor: Us News

themonitor.com — MIAMI (AP) - For two days, Lazaro Allegue has scoured the waters of Miami's Biscayne Bay and combed the thick brush on nearby keys in search of his son. So far, he has only found an empty inner tube. Twenty-eight-year-old Adrian Allegue is one of two rafters still missing from a makeshift vessel that carried 13 men from Cojimar, Cuba.

Cuban migrant recounts nightmare voyage on raft - The Monitor: Us News

themonitor.com — They drank sea water and vomited. They told stories. They thought about their children. After a week, Moreno, 39, decided they had no option left but to try and swim to shore. He broke apart what was left of the raft, giving each man a piece to cling to, and they separated into the night.

10 Cuban migrants found near Miami, 3 missing - The Monitor: Us News

themonitor.com — Two pleasure crafts responded to an alert issued by authorities and rescued five of the migrants. Three more were plucked from the water by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. Firefighter Michael Perez said two men were hanging on to pieces of foam and appeared to be getting weak when his helicopter arrived on the scene.

10 Cuban migrants found near Miami, 3 missing

bigstory.ap.org — MIAMI (AP) - A raft carrying Cuban migrants broke apart a few miles from Miami, leaving survivors clinging to debris for hours in the night. Ten were rescued or managed to swim to shore while three remained missing Monday afternoon. The U.S.
ksl.com — MIAMI (AP) - Ten Cuban migrants have been rescued and a search continues for three more after their raft broke apart miles from Miami. The U.S. Coast Guard received a report that several people were in the water and clinging to debris Monday shortly after 10 a.m.

8 Cuban migrants rescued near Miami, 5 missing

wftv.com — By CHRISTINE ARMARIO The Associated Press MIAMI - Eight Cuban migrants were rescued Monday in the waters off Miami and authorities were searching for five more who remained unaccounted for. The U.S. Coast Guard received reports of an overturned raft in Biscayne Bay shortly after 10 a.m., Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss said.

Cuba stalemate makes identifying rafters difficult

charlotteobserver.com — MIAMI The bodies surfaced 20 miles out from a popular South Florida beach: Four men, still youthful. Their remains were badly deteriorated, bitten by sharks, their faces unrecognizable. One had a horseshoe-shaped scar on his head. Two bore tattoos: One of a spider, the other of a tiger with a flower.

Cuba stalemate makes identifying rafters difficult - The Monitor: Us News

themonitor.com — The Coast Guard delivered them to the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office - four more among the thousands who have died trying to cross the turbulent Florida Straits. These bodies are often too exposed to saltwater and sea life to provide visual clues.

Cuba stalemate makes identifying rafters difficult

bigstory.ap.org — MIAMI (AP) - The bodies surfaced 20 miles from a popular South Florida beach: Four men, still youthful. Their remains were badly deteriorated, bitten by sharks, the faces unrecognizable. One had a horseshoe-shaped scar on his head. Two bore tattoos - one with a spider on his back, another with a tiger on his arm.
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Oct 30, 2014

Lazaro Allegue holds an inner tube he believes carried his son, a missing Cuban rafter: yhoo.it/1tGyQOr pic.twitter.com/j4zEjO8JUj

Oct 30, 2014

Father of missing Cuban migrant scouring Biscayne Bay, nearby keys in search of his son: yhoo.it/1tGyQOr

Oct 29, 2014

Coast Guard has suspended its search for 2 missing Cuban migrants; exile leader says one of the men's father is out searching by sea himself

Oct 29, 2014

As Coast Guard seeks 2 missing Cuban rafters, 33 others rescued from vessel taking on water off Boca Raton: bit.ly/1wM9dhE #balseros

Oct 29, 2014

Joel Moreno and his dad embrace for the first time in 35 yrs after he arrived from Cuba on a raft. Photo by @ADiaz305 pic.twitter.com/H8f3APzv5w

Oct 29, 2014

RT @PBCountySheriff: PBSO Marine Unit Assisted the U.S. Coast Guard with capsized vessel. Several individuals were rescued from the water. pic.twitter.com/RWeX792lub

Oct 29, 2014

RT @AP: Cuba fighting low birth rate with special maternity units, fertility clinics and financial incentives: apne.ws/1yI4afY

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