|Published:||Aug 03, 2010 6:53 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 03, 2010 3:53 PM EDT|
MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard sent home more than 300 Haitians found over the weekend in two overloaded sailboats in the Bahamas.
The Coast Guard interdicted a 40-foot vessel carrying 164 Haitians on Friday about 8 miles south of Great Inagua, Bahamas. A second vessel overloaded with 159 Haitians was found Sunday about 33 miles west of Great Inagua.
All the migrants received food, water and medical care aboard Coast Guard vessels. They were returned Monday to Cap-Haitien, Haiti.
More than 1,000 Haitians caught at sea have been returned to their Caribbean homeland since the 2010 fiscal year began in October.
Coast Guard officials say they have not seen a significant change in migration trends from Haiti following January's devastating earthquake.
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