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Three slaves escape Castro Kingdom on windsurfing boards; one still missing at sea

This is yet another example of what makes all notoriety-seeking attempts to cross the Florida Straits so painfully wrong and so offensive.

Three Cubans have fled the island slave plantation on windsurfing boards (probably homemade?).

One made it to Key West and will be granted asylum.  One was picked up at sea and will be returned to his masters in Castrogonia.  One has vanished and is presumed dead.

Will these three Cubans -- including the one who has probably died -- get as much attention as Diana Nyad and other such cretins?

Cuban windsurfer missing after attempting to cross Florida Straits

(Reuters) - Three Cuban migrants attempted to windsurf across the Florida Straits to reach the United States on Tuesday, but only one is known to have reached dry land.

A second was rescued at sea by a fisherman Thursday morning. The U.S. Coast Guard continued late Thursday to search for the third migrant.

Henry Vergara Negrin, 24, said he left Jibacoa, Cuba, near Havana at 9 a.m. Tuesday with two companions on separate boards, according to a report by the Key West, Florida, police.

Jibacoa is a fishing village in the Mayabeque province of Cuba about 97 miles south of Key West.

Negrin came ashore at Key West's luxury Reach Resort nine and a half hours later. Hotel guests and the hotel's beach bartender helped him to a lounge chair where the staff took care of him, hotel spokeswoman Lisa Cole told Reuters.

"They made sure he was comfortable, got him some towels, water. They said he looked exhausted," Cole said.

Negrin is the first reported Cuban windsurfer to make the treacherous crossing in two decades. A couple of windsurfer cases were documented during a mass exodus of Cubans in 1994 known as the "rafter crisis."

Many Cuban have died trying to cross the Straits as they flee their communist-ruled homeland.

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