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Granada coastguard rescues 46 North African migrants

Coastguard rescues 46 North African migrants off Granada
The migrants were discovered just off the coast of Granada. Image: Twitter

The Guardia Civil coastguard maritime service intercepted a boat carrying 46 North African migrants found off the coast of Granada, Malaga

The boat was discovered sailing 64 Km (35 nautical miles) off the coast of Granada in the early hours of Sunday, December 4.

The migrants consisted of a group of men and four minors. The boat they were sailing on was initially spotted by the ferry that connects Malaga with Melilla. It was intercepted by the Guard Civil patrol boat Río Genil.

The occupants were later transferred by the Maritime Rescue personnel to the port of Motril (Granada).

According to sources from the Red Cross, as soon as they arrived at the Granada dock, the migrants were treated by the humanitarian organisation and all were found to be in good physical condition, (except for one of them who doctors said had problems with his leg).

After medical examinations, they will all be subjected to diagnostic tests for Covid and then made available to the National Police in the temporary reception center available in the port of Motril, where they will remain for the next 72 hours.

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