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US Coast Guard rescues 12 Cuban migrants; turns them over to Bahamian officials

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MIAMI — The U.S. Coast guard reports that air crews rescued 12 Cuban migrants after their vessel sank in the Caribbean Sea.

PHOTO: This photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard on Friday, March 28, 2014, shows the U.S Coast Guard transporting rescued Cuban migrants to Nassau, Bahamas. The U.S. Coast guard reported that air crews rescued 12 Cuban migrants after their vessel sank in the Caribbean Sea. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)
This photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard on Friday, March 28, 2014, shows the U.S Coast Guard transporting rescued Cuban migrants to Nassau, Bahamas. The U.S. Coast guard reported that air crews rescued 12 Cuban migrants after their vessel sank in the Caribbean Sea. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)

The Coast Guard received reports Thursday morning of migrants suffering from dehydration, stranded on Lobos Cay Island, Bahamas.

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater dispatched an HC-144 Ocean Sentry plane and an MH-60 helicopter to search for the group. After locating the migrants, the plane's crew dropped emergency supplies, and the helicopter landed and retrieved the migrants. The group was turned over to Bahamian officials in Nassau, Bahamas.

No injuries were reported.

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