LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA, Dec. 6 (EUROPA PRESS) – A canoe with 27 migrants, all of them of sub-Saharan origin, arrived at the port of Arguineguín today, Wednesday, escorted by the ‘Macondo’ Maritime Rescue vessel, as reported by the public organization and Red Cross.
The rescue operation began around 8:30 a.m., when the Civil Guard informed the Rescue Coordination Center in Las Palmas of the sighting of a possible boat about 8 miles south of Arguineguín that was sailing towards the coast.
From Salvamento Marítimo, the ‘Macondo’ sea rescue was mobilized and, later, a sailboat that was in the area updated the position of the barge by reporting that it had seen it 5 miles from the Maspalomas lighthouse.
Around 9:00 a.m., the salvamar sighted the boat and confirmed that it was a cayuco, proceeding to escort it to the port of Arguineguín, in the municipality of Mogán.
Once on land, the occupants of the canoe were assisted by personnel from the Canary Islands Emergency Service (SUC) and volunteers from the Red Cross, with two transfers to health centers for different pathologies.