Guardia Civil intercepting a migrant boat in the Balearics,

The Guardia Civil intercepting a migrant boat.

28-08-2021

Twenty-nine more migrants were detained on Saturday morning.

There were two boats, the first of which had issued a distress signal. The Maritime Safety Agency picked up 13 people off Formentera around 5.30am.

An hour later, a rescue boat and the Guardia Civil responded to a boat having been detected off Cabrera by the radar system. There were 16 migrants.

So far this year, 64 boats have arrived in the Balearics; 958 migrants have been detained.

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