Migrants crossing the English channel packed into a tiny overloaded dinghy desperately tried to keep afloat by using plastic bottles to bail out water and stop them sinking.
THE dinghy was carrying more than a dozen migrants trying to reach the UK. Very choppy waters together with strong winds had caused the boat to start sinking in the Channel. They bailed water out with containers before they were rescued. The dinghy was carrying more than a dozen migrants and was carrying men, women and children before it was intercepted by Border Force officials.
A second boat is understood to have landed on the beach at Kingsdown near Deal in Kent. While Wednesday’s figures have not yet been released by the Home Office, it comes after 151 migrants were detained in 11 incidents in the Channel on Tuesday. So far in September, 1,464 migrants have arrived, including a single-day record of 416 on 28 boats on September 2.
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