3 CUBAN NATIONALS SURVIVE 33 DAYS ON TINY BAHAMAS ISALND ON NOTHING BUT COCONUTS
So I’ve always wanted to visit Cuba. But obviously, that would have been a lot more fun before the Revolution. I was born a few decades too late to wallow in the tropical paradise, and its dated decadence. But today Cuba is always an awkward topic, regardless of who you speak with. Many there want to leave, and try to. But for 3 Cuban nationals, their exodus took a great deal of scary time. Well, if it was an exodus at all. That still isn’t clear. After their boat capsized, they found themselves living on nothing but coconuts on a tiny Bahamas island. Rescue finally arrived. But perhaps the frying pan was better.
AFTER NOTHING BUT COCONUTS DIET, 3 QUICKLY ARRESTED, PUT IN ICE DETENTION FACILITY
So yes, they finally got their rescue. A chopper saw them a few days ago and notified authorities. But it took two days for rescuers to get there safely, because of dangerous weather conditions. The U.S. Coastguard airdropped food, water and a radio to the 3 while they waited. No more coconuts, ever! The chopper that first saw them was doing a routine survey around Anguilla Cay. The Cay is a chain of islands that run from the Florida Keys all the way to Cuba. Once off the island, authorities took them to the Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West. But they weren’t there long. Border Patrol quickly arrived, arrested the two men and woman, and took them straight to an ICE location in Pompano Beach.
AFTER MIRACLE RESCUE, WE NEED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE RESCUED, BUT ICE REMAINS MUM
So maybe living on coconuts for a long time wasn’t so bad? Well, despite them being a natural laxative. Hmmm. That’s a long month. Remember how Tom Hanks looked at the end of Castaway? So anyway, ICE is not responding to questions so far about the 3, their arrest, the charges or what will happen to them. Hopefully, we’ll hear more soon. I mean, this is an interesting situation! I want interviews with all three. Especially as the Coast Guard doesn’t get to rescue people who’ve survived over a month on a tiny island. There’s a reason for that.