Haitain Migrants Rescued off Jamaican Coast

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Fishermen rescued 31 Haitian migrants
off the eastern coast of Jamaica and towed their overloaded boat
ashore in the second-such save in less than a month.

Police Superintendent Mervin McNab said Sunday that the 15 men,
five women and 11 children were taken to a hospital for
examinations. It is not clear how long they were at sea.

A boat with more than 60 Haitian migrants fleeing the country
following the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake was towed to Jamaica's
eastern shore by fishermen late last month. They were returned to
Haiti within days because the government said it could not afford
to let them stay.


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