Coastguards save immigrants in heavy seas

16th August 2005, Comments 0 comments

16 August 2005, SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE — A fishing boat with almost 100 would-be immigrants on board has been saved by coastguards in heavy seas off the Canary Islands.

16 August 2005

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE — A fishing boat with almost 100 would-be immigrants on board has been saved by coastguards in heavy seas off the Canary Islands.

Health authorities took 24 of the 95 people to hospital in Tenerife suffering from a variety of complaints including dehydration and exhaustion.

At least two children were on board the boat which is thought to have come from the Ivory Coast.

It had initially been reported earlier that a number of people on board were dead.

But health workers were not discounting the possibility that the bodies of some dead people had been thrown overboard.

They had been rescued after another boat spotted the boat in heavy seas.

But coastguards initially struggled to reach the vessel.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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