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Bad idea: U.S. to Cuba on a makeshift raft

The Coast Guard is urging the mayor of a small Florida town to reconsider his plans to travel back from Cuba on a makeshift raft.

DeBary Mayor Clint Johnson is apparently not heeding those warnings. He spent the weekend making test runs for his upcoming Cuba trip.

According to Fox News Latino, Johnson “started at a Ponce Inlet ramp, went around the jetty and about 12 miles north to Daytona Beach Shores.”

Johnson told local media he plans to cross the Florida Straits in mid-April without a motor “because he wants to understand what Cuban migrants experience.”

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