MIGRANT CRISIS: 84 rescued from three boats off the coast of Almeria

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RESCUE: The migrants were helped at the Port of Almeria by volunteers from the Red Cross ©@CruzRojaAlmeria/Twitter

SPAIN’S Maritime Rescue service has saved 84 migrants, including two children and a pregnant woman from three boats from the Alboran Sea.

According to Spanish media, the Salvamento Maritimo’s Salvamar Spica boat spotted a small boat carrying 24 people, including three women, one of whom was in an ‘advanced stage’ of pregnancy, just after 2pm yesterday (Tuesday) 26 miles off of Alboran island.

Shortly after, another boat, carrying a further 35 people, was a spotted by the Cuco de Guardia Civil helicopter just under seven miles off of the island and the people were picked up by the same night.

All the people onboard both boats were taken to the Port of Almeria and were treated by volunteers from the Almeria Red Cross before a third boat, carrying 25 was found later in the evening.

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