4 Oct, 2019 @ 14:50
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Boy, 6, dies after being rescued from boat off coast of southern Spain



A SIX-year-old boy has died after being rescued alongside his mother from a boat in the Alboran Sea.

The boy died during the medical evacuation by helicopter to Almeria airport, where emergency doctors could do nothing to save his life.

A spokesman for Maritime Rescue told Europa Press a Frontex patrol boat first sounded the alarm for the migrant child, who had a ‘weak pulse’ and a body temperature below 36C.

The boat, with 66 people from Sub-Saharan Africa on board, including 22 minors, was sighted by the ‘Golden Brigde’ ferry when it was sailing about 45 nautical miles south-southeast of the Motril coast (Granada).

The rest of the migrants were transferred to the Guadamar ‘Concepción Arenal’ before being taken to the port of Malaga .

The rescued consist of 30 men, 13 women and 23 minors, who were treated at 6.30am today by volunteers from the Red Cross Immediate Emergency Response Team (ERIE).

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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