Authorities search for migrants who came ashore in Fort Lauderdale

Six migrants came ashore Tuesday morning in Fort Lauderdale, police said.

Fort Lauderdale police were assisting the U.S. Border Patrol and customs officials in searching for two of the migrants near the Southeast 17th Street bridge. 

Police said four others were in custody.

Border Patrol Division Chief Todd Bryant said the migrants appear to have been smuggled into the country. He said the country of origin is not immediately known.

Authorities converged in the Pier Sixty-Six parking lot. Police tape blocked off the area.

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