DELRAY BEACH — A 45-foot sport fishing boat with 29 Haitian immigrants came ashore early Monday morning in Delray Beach, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.
The boat, which made a distress call before making landfall around 5 a.m., is suspected of being part of a “maritime smuggling event,” the Border Patrol said.
Two of those on board were hospitalized. One was treated and released to the Border Patrol. The other was hospitalized with non-life-threatening issues, the agency said.
The remaining Haitian migrants were brought to the Border Patrol station in West Palm Beach for questioning.
The suspected smugglers were not on the boat, and their whereabouts were not known as of Monday afternoon.
The Border Patrol said it, along with the Department of Homeland Security, will seek prosecution against any smugglers that are located.