More than 300 people, rescued in Canarian waters this morning

More than 300 people have been rescued this morning in waters near the island of Lanzarote. Eight of them had to be helped by the Helimer helicopter when they were already at sea, including a six-year-old boy who was in cardiorespiratory arrest and was admitted to the hospital in critical condition, and a pregnant woman, according to reports from 112 to the Canary Islands Now. However, the NGO Walking Borders warns that “more people remain in the sea.”

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The activist and founder of Caminando Fronteras, Helena Maleno, says that right now she is meeting the families of those who left El Aaiún for the Canary Islands, but “it is complete chaos,” she says.

The NGO was the first to warn this Thursday that there were more than 300 people in the sea, but “the problem is that there are more than 400,” warns Maleno. In addition, he explains that right now the activists are shooting blind, since he points out that “Sea Rescue is not giving them feedback” and they do not provide “specific data, so, regrets the activist, ”we do not know who is left in the water and who is not“.

The rescued have been at the La Cebolla pier (Lanzarote) since 7:30 a.m. this Friday and there is a device deployed in the area assisting them.

Another 15 survivors also arrived by their own means at Los Cocoteros beach, in Teguise, on Thursday night.

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