Cuban boat washed ashore on South Padre Island

This morning I headed out to South Padre Island for a beach clean up that I had signed up for last week on Facebook. Unfortunately there must have been a miscommunication or something and the beach clean up never happen. I was a little frustrated but once I realized the clean up wasn’t going to happen I decided to go ahead and drive down the beach anyway to shoot a few photos and maybe do a little fishing. What I found has turned out to be a developing story…
http://www.krgv.com/news/cuban-immigrants-found-on-south-padre-island/
Apparently a cuban boat washed ashore on South Padre Island with six cuban men who had been drifting 21 days in the Gulf of Mexico. I guess someone had just picked them up when I came across their boat. I had no idea what I was photographing until I got back home and saw the news. It is amazing that they survived!
All photos copyright Johnny Q Photography.