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Two boats wash ashore on First Coast, one in Crescent Beach, one in Summer Haven

A small sailboat washed ashore in Summer Haven in St. Johns County Tuesday and a small boat washed ashore in Crescent Beach.

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — In two separate incidents, small boats have washed ashore in St. Johns County within 24 hours.

One small vessel, pictured below, was found turned upside down on Crescent Beach Wednesday.  

A different small sailboat washed onto the sand in Summer Haven near Old A1A in St. Johns County.

Peret Pass with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said the boats were intercepted by the Coast Guard in South Florida and drifted to St. Johns County. 

The Coast Guard tells First Coast News when the boats were intercepted USCG crew members spray painted "USCG" or “OK” on the boats in red paint, indicating there is no search for people.

According to USA Today reporting out of Miami, there appears to be a resurgence of people fleeing Cuba in small boats trying to set food on U.S. soil. 

A flip flop holds together one of the boats. A hat and a water bottle was found in that boat too.

And the words "El Shaddai" was painted on the other boat, which means God Almighty.

Both boats were removed from the beach Wednesday.

According to the St. Johns County sheriff's office, the boats will be destroyed.

Credit: Courtesy of Timothy Nemethy
This small boat washed ashore Crescent Beach.
Credit: Courtesy Skye Taylor
A sailboat was found washed ashore in Summer Haven in St. Johns County.
Credit: Courtesy Skye Taylor
This boat washed ashore in Summer Havan, St. Johns County Tuesday.
Credit: Courtesty Skye Taylor
People investigate a boat washed ashore in Summer Haven, St Johns County.

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