A makeshift vessel sits grounded in the shallow water off Little Duck Key, on the south end of the Seven Mile Bridge, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2018. Twenty-three Cuban men arrived on the boat earlier that morning.
A makeshift vessel sits grounded in the shallow water off Little Duck Key, on the south end of the Seven Mile Bridge, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2018. Twenty-three Cuban men arrived on the boat earlier that morning.
A makeshift vessel sits grounded in the shallow water off Little Duck Key, on the south end of the Seven Mile Bridge, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2018. Twenty-three Cuban men arrived on the boat earlier that morning.

David Goodhue covers the Florida Keys and South Florida for FLKeysNews.com and the Miami Herald. Before joining the Herald, he covered Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware.