Coast Guard rescues 34 Haitians dumped by smugglers on Puerto Rico cliff

The U.S. Coast Guard said crews rescued 34 Haitians abandoned by smugglers on a cliff in Puerto Rico on Monday.

USCG Cutter Heriberto Hernandez, a 154-foot vessel homeported in San Juan, responded to reports of a group of people stranded on the uninhabited natural reserve of Monito Cay, which is just off Mona Island, Puerto Rico.

Coast Guard watchstanders in San Juan initially reported the abandoned group after receiving communication from Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources Park Rangers. Continue reading