Boat people still arriving on the Costa Blanca

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Boat people still arriving

BOAT people still arriving on the Costa Blanca.

A SALVAMENTO MARITIMO helicopter recently rescued two migrants from the sea off Calpe’s Peñon de Ifach.

According to Emergency Services sources, they were exhausted after many hours in the water, although it has not been disclosed whether they had jumped from a boat or fallen overboard.

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The Calpe rescue coincided with the sighting of three migrant boats in Calpe, Benidorm and Torrevieja. which were all towed into Alicante port by the Guardia Civil.

Another boat spotted was off Altea but its occupants appeared to have reached the shore before it could be located, Red Cross sources said.

There were 13 migrants on the Calpe boat, including two minors, while the Torrevieja boat had 16 occupants, including a pregnant woman and four minors.  There was one minor amongst the 10 people on the boat bound for Benidorm.


All have been tested for Covid-19 and meanwhile are quarantined in Alicante City.

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Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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