Boatload of Cuban fishermen wash ashore on South Padre Island

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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX – Everyone who fishes has some kind of tale to tell.

Some guys who turned up on the beach at South Padre Island, TX, are their own fish story, but you’d have to speak Spanish to understand it.

That’s because they hail from Cuba.

It’s a tale of a fateful trip that started from a Cuban port aboard a tiny, well, boat.

The men set off for Mexico about three weeks ago, but their motor died two days into the trip. They tried to use a shower curtain for a sail.

A storm knocked them off course, which is how they ended up on a beach on South Padre.

Special immigration laws allow Cubans who set foot on US soil to stay in the country legally, otherwise we send them back to Cuba.

No word what’s gonna happen to these guys. Local cops turned them over to the border patrol to figure it all out.

But wherever they end up, they’ll have a good Cuban fish story to tell.

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