TWELVE migrants including three children aged 12, 10 and three, have been rescued from a boat off Torrevieja on Spain’s Costa Blanca this morning.
This was the first migrant boat to arrive in Alicante waters in 2020.
A Guardia Civil patrol boat discovered the migrants at 4am and landed them in Aliacante port at 6am.
The youngest child was taken to Alicante General hospital for a routine check-up, while an adult was treated for a knee injury.
It appears the children are siblings and were accompanied by their mother. Of the 12 rescued nine are men and three female.