MADRID, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Spanish Maritime Rescue Services confirmed on Wednesday that in the previous 24 hours they have saved over 50 people who were attempting to make the dangerous crossing between North-Africa and Spain in inflatable dinghies.
It informs that two dinghies with a total of 21 people, one of whom was a minor, on board were rescued 119 nautical miles off the coast of Alicante in south-east Spain.
The two boats had set sail from Algeria and the immigrants were taken into the port of Alicante and treated by the Red Cross.
Meanwhile, a further 30 immigrants were rescued from a position to the south-east of the Island of Alboran, which is between Spain and North Africa, and taken to the port of Motil, which is close to Malaga.
In this case, they had sailed from Morocco and the Red Cross confirms that all of the immigrants were in good health with none needing hospital treatment.
Maritime Rescue confirms that since the start of October, they have saved over 1,000 people from the waters off the south, south-east and south-west coasts of Spain as favorable weather conditions have allowed many to attempt to make the crossing.