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Cuban migrants land at southernmost landmark in Key West

Authorities say 3 men, 3 women tied fishing boat to tourist attraction

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KEY WEST, Fla. – Police in Key West say Cuban migrants landed early Wednesday at a tourist attraction marking the southernmost point in the continental United States.

Officer Matthew Hansell reported that three men and three women tied their fishing boat to the red, black and yellow buoy where streams of people pose for pictures daily.\

He said none required medical attention after coming ashore.

Immigration authorities were notified, but under the federal "wet foot, dry foot" policy, Cubans who reach U.S. soil are generally allowed to remain in this country. Those intercepted at sea usually go back.

Groups of migrants from the Caribbean regularly come ashore in Florida. Two dozen Cubans landed Tuesday on an island in Miami-Dade County.