The port of La Restingain the south of The ironreceived this Tuesday afternoon the boat with the most occupants known since the Canarian Patera Route was opened in 1994: 280 personas crowded in rows of eight to ten occupants each, without even space to open their arms.
“I don’t remember any canoe of that size. The maximum on the route, that I remember, was 234 people,” the head of the teams that the Red Cross deploys in the docks of the Canary Islands with each arrival of immigrants, José, confirmed to EFE. Antonio Rodríguez Verona.
This was the third arrival that has been recorded on the island today. A first cayuco in which they traveled 127 personasincluding two minors, arrived early in the morning at the port of La Restringa and, in the afternoon, another boat with 91 occupants towards the same in the same port. In total, and waiting for the exact figures to be confirmed, in a single day almost 500 people have arrived to El Hierro, an island that has a population of 11,000 inhabitants.
The journalist Txema Santana, in a message Through the social network