Cayman police: boat with 4 Cubans capsizes, 1 dead
Jan. 04, 2015
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Cayman authorities say a small boat with four Cuban migrants aboard has capsized off the coast of the British Caribbean territory and one man has died.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said Sunday that local boaters rescued three migrants when their boat overturned off Sand Quay Island. The fourth migrant was found floating and could not be revived.
Police say the Cubans were trying to get to Honduras when they encountered rough seas. They sought safe harbor by the Cayman Islands, but a wave capsized their boat.
The Cayman Islands and Cuba have an agreement under which Cuban migrants who set foot on the territory's shores are detained and sent home. But the territory usually allows those who do not come ashore to continue their journey.