At Least Five Missing in the Rescue of 29 Immigrants in Motril

Salvamento Marítimo has moved to the port of Motril (Granada) 29 migrants, including a pregnant woman, rescued at the last hour of this Sunday from a boat that had been shipwrecked in Moroccan waters and from which five other occupants have disappeared.

According to Europa Press sources reported Maritime Rescue, was a merchant ship called “Kent” who gave notice about 18,30 hours of sighting of the boat 22 miles from Cape Three Forcas, in Moroccan waters, and started the rescue of its occupants once could approach the boat, which had been shipwrecked.

This merchant managed to rescue 13 of the pater a’s occupants from the sea, while another 16 were taken out of the water by the Guardamar Polimnia vessel, which had moved to the area after receiving the warning with the Sasemar 101 and the army.

Another five occupants of the boat could not be located and Helico 207 rescue helicopter was added to the search tasks, which are expected to resume Monday, although Salvation sources see very little chance of finding them alive.

immigrantes rescued in Motril

According to the same sources, most of those rescued had symptoms of hypothermia and among them there were four women, one of them pregnant.


Source: ABC Spain