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US Coast Guard rescues three Cubans stranded on desert island for 33 days

  • Two men and a woman swam to Anguilla Cay after boat capsized
  • Unclear if Cubans were trying to reach United States

The US Coast Guard rescued three Cubans stranded on a desert island for roughly five weeks, after officers saw the group waving a makeshift flag to gain their attention.

The group, including two men and a woman, had been living on an uninhabited Bahamian island, Anguilla Cay, for 33 days after their boat capsized.

#BreakingNews @USCG is assisting 3 people who have reportedly been stranded on Anguilla Cay, Bahamas for 33 days. An Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew has dropped a radio, food and water. More to follow.#D7 #Ready #Relevant #Responsive #searchandrescue #USCG

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