MIAMI BEACH, Fla., April 13 (UPI) -- Federal agents turned out in force Monday night after a boatload of migrants came ashore in Miami Beach, a government spokeswoman said.
Nicole Navas of U.S. Immigration and Customs said 13 of the migrants were rounded up but authorities do not know how many were on the boat or what their nationalities are, The Miami Herald reported Tuesday.
The Herald said the migrants were from Haiti, Jamaica and Sri Lanka.
A security guard at a building across the street from where the boat landed said he saw two barefoot men running away followed by more than a dozen others.
Within minutes, helicopters filled the air and police and federal agents flooded the area, guard Horacio Borghini said.
"It was a big exciting moment, like a Hollywood moment," he said.