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Patrolling navy finds 12 Cuban nationals adrift off Cancun Hotel Zone

Cancun, Q.R. — A dozen Cubans found in Quintana Roo waters were rescued by the Navy. On Sunday, the Secretary of the Navy reported on the rescue of 12 Cuban nationals after they were located in Mexican waters off the coast of Quintana Roo.

Their small vessel was sighted by patrolling navy personnel belonging to the Ninth Naval Region of Isla Mujeres. The boat was patrolling waters near Punta Nizuc in the Cancun Hotel Zone when their boat was seen drifting.

On board were 12 men of Cuban nationality. Navy personnel of Isla Mujeres proceeded to tow the broken down vessel and the 12 men on board to the Playa Linda Naval Station of Cancun where they were provided with medical care and food and water before being transferred to agents of the National Institute of Migration (INM).