Cuban migrant boat capsizes after 16 days at sea

The Martin County Sheriff's Office said officials received calls on Sunday (February 21) of a "distressed vessel" trying to reach the shore in St. Lucie County.

While on their way to the scene, a wave hit the vessel causing it to capsize.

Authorities and civilians helped rescued the six men and two pregnant women, the sheriff's office said, adding they were taken to the hospital and are in stable condition.

"Federal authorities will now determine if any further immigration action will be taken," the office wrote on their Facebook page.