16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Cuban Refugees

This photo was taken on 8/10/18, 12 miles off the shores of Marathon Florida, approximately 90 miles from Cuba, These refugees had been floating for several days in this makeshift raft, no motor and no shade. We tossed them some water and Gatorade. They were happy to see us, however the Coast Guard plane soon arrived and circled the area until a Coast Guard boat arrived. The “Wet Foot / Dry Foot” policy is no longer in affect, so they are likely to be sent back to Cuba.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Marathon, Florida, United States of America
Camera: SM-G965U
Copyright: © Scott Newton