15 Jul, 2010 @ 14:18
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52 migrants rescued from Strait of Gibraltar

Coastguard personnel rescued 52 sub-Saharan immigrants from the Strait of Gibraltar this morning after their boat began to sink.

Officials learned of the emergency when a woman called 112 and said that her husband was on the boat.

A coastguard aircraft then was able to locate the boat seven miles off the coast of Tarifa.

The group, which included nine children and 22 women, was transported by coastguard boats to Tarifa for medical assistance, and no serious injuries have been reported.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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