By Tara Rippin • 27 October 2018 • 15:27
Four dead and 21 missing in boat wreck off Cadiz coast. CREDIT: Salvamento Maritimo
SPAIN’S Maritime Service has rescued more than 350 migrants crossing the Mediterranean from Africa to the Costa Blanca in the last 48 hours.
As of 1.05pm today (Saturday), seven boats carrying 359 people were intercepted in the perilous waters off the region of Murcia.
Official reports from Salvamiento Maritimo confirm 17 ‘health assistances’ were made at the scene and seven migrants were transferred to hospital facilities.
Patrols are still being carried out in conjunction with the Guardia Civil and Red Cross.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.
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