3 Jan, 2022 @ 12:56
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Andalucia migrant death tragedy in Spain as dinghies sink off Almeria coast

Andalucia migrant death tragedy in Spain as dinghies sink off Almeria coast
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SPAIN’S Salvamento Maritimo(Maritime Rescue) is searching for ten migrants who disappeared from two dinghies off the Almeria coast.

The Salvamar Spica is spearheading the search along with a helicopter and a Guardia Civil patrol boat.

The Spica has already recovered three bodies.

It’s been a busy few days for the vessel which was involved in a series of rescues since Friday,

That included saving nine people yesterday(Sunday) some 16 nautical miles off the coast in Nihar.

This Monday at 1.46 am, the Spica crew reported hearing shouting from people, 15 miles south-east of Cabo de Gata.

29 North African refugees were rescued from a partially-submerged dinghy.

The travellers told authorities that ten people were missing after a dinghy sunk.

A helicopter transferred three people to Almeria airport where they were then taken by ambulance to hospital.

The Guardia patrol vessel took 13 people to Almeria port, while the Salvamar Spica is continuing to search for more survivors.

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Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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