Migrant dies and 30 rescued by French authorities in English Channel

One migrant has died after a ship received into problem within the Channel between France and the United Kingdom and France.

Thirty others had been rescued “safe and sound” — together with 5 who had been discovered on a sandbank — French authorities stated on Friday.

According to preliminary info, the migrant vessel could have been trapped by the tide close to the seashores of Berck-sur-Mer.

A male migrant — reported to be a younger man from Sudan — was delivered to shore unconscious however was later declared lifeless. It is the primary migrant dying that has been reported within the Channel in 2022.

French prosecutors in Boulogne-sur-Mer say they’ve opened an investigation into manslaughter.

According to French Maritime officers, a complete of 30 migrants died whereas attempting to cross the Channel in 2021, with an extra 4 lacking.

This consists of 27 individuals who died when a ship sank off the coast of Calais on 24 November final yr.

Meanwhile, greater than 28,000 folks efficiently crossed the damaging transport lane final yr, thrice the quantity in 2020, as reported by the Press Association.

Despite worsening winter situations, authorities estimate round 400 boats are nonetheless trying to cross the Channel every day.

On Thursday, 60 shipwrecked folks had been rescued off the coast of Dunkirk and Calais in two rescue operations, in line with the French Maritime Prefecture.


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