MORE than 100 sub-Saharan migrants were picked up by the Spanish Maritime Rescue Service on Sunday.

The group were travelling on several dangerous open dinghy boats, favoured for their low cost.

At least eight children are believed to have been on board the precarious vessels.

Over 15,000 people have already been rescued from the Strait of Gibraltar this year in what is becoming one of the fastest growing routes for those seeking a better life.

The immigrants were transferred to the port of Cadiz for processing.