08/25/2014 19:09 GMT
MIAMI, August 25, 2014 (AFP) - A Haitian migrant has died trying to reach the shores of Florida together with 19 others, the US Coast Guard said Monday.
Sixteen in the group made it ashore in the Florida town of Hillsboro Beach, located some 37 miles (60 kilometers) north of Miami, spokeswoman Marilyn Fajardo said.
But one person was "found dead and another was taken to a local hospital," she added.
News reports said the deceased is a woman and that the group included children.