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Five Cuban Migrants Come Ashore at the home of Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor John DuBois.

Published on Feb 12, 2015

Updated at 5:51 PM EST on Friday, Feb 6, 2015

Miami-Dade Police said a group of five Cuban migrants, including a 73-year-old man, came ashore in the Palmetto Bay area Friday.

The group were located at 17575 Old Cutler Road just before noon.

They traveled in a small sail boat and landed in the rear of a property owned by Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor John DuBois.

Police confirmed that the 73-year-old man was transported to Jackson South Community Hospital.

His condition, along with the conditions of the other passengers, was not immediately known.

NEWS VIDEO: Five Cuban migrants arrive at the home of Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor John DuBois

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Five Cuban migrants arrive at the home of Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor John DuBois.

Published on Feb 12, 2015

PALMETTO BAY, Fla. – Five Cuban migrants landed in the back yard of the Palmetto Bay vice mayor Friday.

Sky 10 was above the property near Old Cutler Road and Southwest 175th Street.

Four men could be seen standing and sitting near a rickety boat docked in the backyard of the home.

A total of five migrants made it to shore. One of them — a 73-year-old man — was taken to Jackson South Community Hospital to be treated for medical issues. His condition was not immediately known.

“I got a call from my cleaning lady this morning saying that it looks like there was a Cuban immigrant sunbathing in my back yard,” homeowner, and CEO of Eyecast John DuBois told Local 10 News.

Surveillance video captured the moment they arrived. It shows the boat arriving at the dock and some migrants getting off the boat.

The home sits along Biscayne Bay, and the homeowner also happens to be the vice mayor of Palmetto Bay. He said this isn’t the first time something like this has happened near his home. Several years ago, 22 migrants showed up 100 yards from his property.

“I figured it might happen sooner or later,” he said.

The U.S. Border Patrol arrived at the home and picked up the migrants Friday afternoon.

A closer look at the boat on which the men arrived reveals blankets and food wrappers. The boat will now stay docked at Dubois’ home.