Bahamas plans to send Haitian refugees home
A Bahamas government rescue ship steamed toward tiny Cayo Lobos today to pick up 118 HAitian refugees stranded for 48 days, and will return them to their native land despite their pleas to be taken to the United States. The Haitians were bound for Miami when a storm forced them ashore at the football-field-sized island. Five Haitians died before the group was spotted by a US Coast Guard plane Oct. 9 that dropped food and water. A Coast Guard vessel with more supplies visited the island Oct. 20, and three more air drops were made.