During the early hours of this Saturday, Maritime Rescue rescued a total of 4 canoes in waters near the island of El Hierro with more than 500 people, including several children and women.
Around 2 in the morning, the first two boats entered the Port of La Restinga, one with 25 people and another, much larger, with 231 people on board, with children and women, sources from the operation have informed Europa Press. emergencies.
The other two rescued canoes arrived at the same port on the island of El Hierro after 5 in the morning, with more than 250 people on board and the presence of babies and small children, as well as other older minors.
For its part, Maritime Rescue has explained that it was this Friday afternoon when the irregular vessels were sighted, the furthest being about 77 miles from El Hierro.
In this way, the Maritime Rescue center in Tenerife mobilized the Calíope sea guard, the Adhara sea guard, the Río Tajo patrol boat of the Civil Guard and the Sasemar 101 plane, which were locating the canoes.