The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on February 9, 1994 · Page 4
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THE PALM BEACH POST WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1994 33 Haitians land unharmed in Palm Beach 4A REFUGEES IFrom 1A were held for immigration officials. "It's just awful when you see ! children and grown men and women losing their lives," Ducheine said. I Investigators said it's more than awful it could be murder. Most of the survivors questioned early Tuesday denied that they had paid anyone for their 'passage and gave conflicting sto-. ries about their journey. But investigators are working to find out who was responsible for the trip. ',. Miami Border Patrol Assistant Chief Keith Roberts said officials have some leads. "We're trying to ascertain who .'the smuggler was," Roberts said. ."We will push for the strongest case that we can make. "We've just decided to examine very closely a boat that we strongly believe was involved," he ;said Tuesday night. Meanwhile, a group of 33 Haitians came ashore in Palm Beach. A 25-foot wooden boat washed in with that group. ; Although the Martin County "and Palm Beach County groups were first spotted within minutes of each other, officials don't believe it's possible that all 63 people could have been aboard the vessel found on Palm Beach. I There were no injuries among the Palm Beach County group, which included 19 children, 11 women and three men. I The Martin County group included 13 men, seven women and 10 children. U.S. Justice Department officials said the process of resettling ;44 of the refugees from the two . Bob Graham Beach Sandpebble Beach I Boat drops 30 Haitians vJi-J offshore, four die. Officials alerted at Stuart I ii:igp.m. Monday. Stuart Beach St. Lucie Inlet MARTIN Atlantic Ocean C0UNTY . 33 Haitians come PALM 1 ashore In separate BEACH boat. Officials alerted COUNTY ; at 11:15 p.m. Monday. Jupiter isy I I- Palm BeachX Inlet' 5vesl'Bath and -180J palm Y; Q Tennis Club BeachX 1 r& 4 HEIDI KLIERStaff Artist groups has begun. The process would allow them to be released to family members or sponsors to await asylum hearings. Although several people picked up on Hutchinson Island were treated for minor injuries, all were released to the Border Patrol except for a woman who suffered a gash on her head and her two children an infant who may have pneumonia and a 10-year-old girl suffering from exposure. All three were at Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart Tuesday night. Martin County sheriffs Sgt. Larry Lawson said documents found with the group indicate that Hutchinson Island was the planned destination. Photo by GARY KANADJIAN Jensen Beach medic Becki Brown consoles a young Haitian girl as the girl's mother is treated at the Hutchinson Island fire station. And one man attracted investigators' attention because he spoke fluent English and had $450 in U.S. currency, some Bahamian cash and a plane ticket out of the country with his belongings. Immigration said federal charges are possible if it's proven that smuggling was involved or that a boat captain deliberately sent the refugees overboard in dangerous, rough surf. Hardy Nicoleau, executive director of the Haitian American Community Center in Palm Beach County, said the smuggling and the tragedies at sea will continue as long as the violence and political struggles continue in Haiti. "It is a business. It is a lucrative business like drugs, only here they are smuggling human beings," Nicoleau said. "It will continue until something is done with Haiti itself." Staff Writers William Howard a$l Tim Pallesen contributed to this report. TODAY'S SCHEDULE: 10:00 - Sightseeing 12:30 - Lunch & Sightseeing 3PM - Sightseeing 7:30 - Dinner - Dance Cruise SSL HIS GOLD TOE'SALE Semi-Annual Sale 25 Off I Entire Men's Collection ' Just a sampling, all one size fits 9 to 13! Dress solid colors 3.75 to 6.75 Black, brown, navy, charcoal, tan, white. 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