VALLETTA, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) on Tuesday rescued a boatload of 41 migrants who were in difficulty while in the island's search and rescue region, according to a police spokesman.
The AFM also medically evacuated two migrants rescued by a rescue vessel operated by an NGO and who were in critical condition. One of the two is suspected to have suffered a heart attack, the spokesman told Xinhua.
The rescue of the group of migrants took place after the alarm was raised by the NGO Alarm Phone, which received distress calls from migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea and finding themselves in difficulty.
This is the fourth group to be rescued by Malta since July 14, when Malta rescued 81 migrants and three dead migrants had also been found with that group. Enditem