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Disney Cruise Ship Rescues 3 Fugitives From Overturned Boat in Ocean Trying to Escape to Cuba

Three fugitives, who were found clinging to the side of a capsized boat off the coast of Cuba, were rescued by the crew of a Disney cruise ship.

The crew thought the 3 people were refugees trying to escape Cuba.

Crew members on the Disney Fantasy cruise ship found the fugitives last Thursday. U.S. Marshal Amos Rojas Jr. said all three were wanted for violating their supervised release on federal credit card fraud charges in New Orleans.

Twenty-six-year-old Luis Rivera-Garcia, 23-year-old Juliet Estrada-Perez and 23-year-old Enrique Gonzalez-Torres were turned over to authorities in Florida.

The fugitives were Cuban nationals who were from the United States. Rojas says authorities believe the three may have been fleeing to Cuba to avoid prosecution.

They have been charged with violation of supervised release.

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