Sunday, April 14

Boat with 6 migrants lands in Coral Cove Park area

A boat with six migrants four Haitians and two from the Dominican Republic landed Saturday night in the Coral Cove Park area in Tequesta in northern Palm Beach County, U.S. Border Patrol said.

The agents, along with federal, state and local law enforcement partners, responded to the landing, Samuel Briggs II posted on X, along with an image of the small boat.

He posted an “investigation remains ongoing.”

The town of Jupiter Island sent this message to residents:

Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office and surrounding agencies are currently working a beach landing in the area of Coral Cove Park. Several individuals have been detained at this time. Expect to see increased law enforcement helicopters, marine and patrol activity in the southern end of Jupiter Island.

On Saturday morning, WPTV reporter Victor Jorges was at the scene of the boat landing and saw one Border Patrol officer

A woman from one of the waterfront properties by the park told Jorges she was having dinner with her granddaughter visiting home from college when they noticed the boat was on the shore.

Then they saw a man in a red life jacket running toward the buildings and hiding by the bushes.

They heard helicopters overheard at around 10 p.m. Saturday.

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