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Undocumeted Immigrants stranded on Island; call 911 for help

Undocumeted Immigrants stranded on Island; call 911 for help

If you have an emergency call 911 – regardless of your immigration status. That’s what one immigrant did after becoming stranded on an island off the Southern California coast. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 15 undocumented immigrants stranded for three days off the Southern California coast.

One of the stranded immigrants called 911 on Friday night to say they were left on Santa Cruz Island and didn’t have food or water. The island is 19 miles off Ventura.

Petty Officer Adam Eggers tells the Ventura County Star it’s an unusual smuggling case because authorities aren’t usually contacted by the immigrants themselves.

A Los Angeles-based Coast Guard cutter and helicopter was unable to find the group Friday. On Sunday, a boater reported seeing the stranded immigrants A Coast Guard cutter took them to Santa Barbara for processing by immigration officials.

Source: Ventura County Star

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