A man was found in the cargo hold of a flight from Havana to Miami

Officials are investigating a man they say allegedly stowed away on a flight from Havana to Miami that landed early Friday.

Investigators from U.S Customs and Border Protection say the 26-year-old Cuban man was in the baggage cargo area of the Swift Airlines flight that landed at Miami International Airport just after midnight.

A ramp agent encountered the man while offloading baggage, officials said.

Witnesses said they heard what sounded like a dog in the cargo area before the man responded, saying he was not a dog and asked for water.

Officials have denied entry into the country and was processed as a stowaway.

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