Five boats with 88 migrants arrive in Gran Canaria and Lanzarote during the night
Five boats with 88 people on board have been rescued during the last morning when they tried to reach the Canary archipelago, according to sources from the Red Cross, whose personnel have intervened in all these emergencies.
The first two boats were intercepted around 10:45 p.m. south of Gran Canaria, transferring their 27 occupants to the Arguineguín pier, where they were disembarked at 01:00 a.m.
At 1:15 a.m., a new notice was received to provide humanitarian assistance to 49 people traveling in two other boats. The first disembarked in Arguineguín at 02:48, with 28 occupants, making it necessary to transfer one of them to a health center. The second, with 21 people, arrived at the port at 0500 hours.
A boat with 12 people on board has also arrived in Lanzarote at around 04.15 am, being attended at the Punta Mujeres pier, in the municipality of Haría, by personnel from the Red Cross and the Canary Islands Emergency Service (SUC).