A FERRY rescued 27 Sub-Saharan migrants from a dinghy in the Alboran Sea on Wednesday afternoon, among them two women and a little girl, after the boat had been drifting for two days.
At least 22 others who set out in the small craft from Morocco for the Spanish coast were lost at sea, believed drowned.
Six of the rescued migrants, including the child, were in a bad way by the time they were picked up. A Salvamento Maritimo helicopter transferred them to Almeria airport from where Red Cross volunteers stabilised them and took them to the Torrecardenas hospital.
The remainder of the migrants remained on the ferry, arriving in Motril at around 9pm.