Fla. mother says 2 from US being held in Cuba

OZELLO, Fla. (AP) - A Florida mother is awaiting word from Cuba
after her son and his girlfriend accidentally ended up on the
island while boating in rough waters.

Susan Vassallo says the U.S. Interests Section in Havana called
her Christmas Day to report the two were in Cuban police custody.

The worried mother last spoke with her son on Saturday.
Forty-year-old Robert Vassallo told his mother they were unharmed
and being kept in a home outside the Havana jail where they were
taken.

Vassallo says the Interests Section said the girl did not have
any identification.

A spokesman with the U.S. State Department would not comment on
or confirm any details of the case.


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