Migrant Shipwreck Off Canary Islands, Fourth Body Found

Migrant Shipwreck Off Canary Islands, Fourth Body Found. Mstyslav Chernov/Unframe Wikimedia
Migrants at sea

A FOURTH body has been found today, June 19, in a shipwreck after migrants were trying to reach the Canary Islands.

Yesterday, June 18, it was reported that at least three migrants – two women and a man – had died in a shipwreck on Thursday as they were trying to reach the Canary Islands, Spain. A fourth body has sadly been found today, ANSA Med reports.

The incident occurred late on Thursday night near the coast of the island of Lanzarote.


Rescuers have been searching for more missing passengers, at least five, including a minor.

A total of 41 passengers were rescued, including women and minors, and 12 of them have been hospitalised for various medical conditions – four of which are children.

Some residents of Lanzarote were first on the scene to help rescue the migrants.

Two more boats were found during the night on Thursday, June 17, with migrants on board. The Canary Islands emergency services have estimated that the boats were carrying at least 110 people.

The news comes as an investigation has been launched after a Border Force vessel headed into French waters in order to bring migrants back to the UK.

A boat was spotted zigzagging between the UK and French waters. The boat was filled with migrants and the Border Force cutter Valiant headed over to intervene. The boat had been patrolling UK borders via sea when it headed out into French waters before launching a fast inflatable boat. The migrants were “rescued” before being brought back to Dover.


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Laura is from a small seaside town in North Wales and has also lived in Liverpool and Manchester, where she studied English Literature and worked in social media and marketing. Laura moved to the city of Zaragoza last August to teach English, but after missing the coast she decided to move to beautiful Nerja to enjoy the sun and sea. Laura has a passion for animals, films, outdoor activities, writing and the environment.


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