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Fla. Couple Back Home After Unexpected Cuba Trip

OZELLO, Fla. (AP) - A Florida couple who says they wound up in a
Cuban jail after their boat was badly damaged in a storm is back
home.

Robert Vassallo on Friday said he and his girlfriend, Angellette Smith, flew into Miami New Year's Eve.

The couple says they had been sailing around the Caribbean when
they encountered rough waves, and their boat washed ashore and
sustained damages.

Vassallo says Smith didn't have her passport and neither of them had visas, so they had to wait for U.S. authorities to secure their release.

They say they were released on Dec. 26 and finally flew to Florida earlier this week.

The U.S. State Department could not immediately verify the couple's journey.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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