A migrant wearing a wetsuit has been saved by a ferry off the coast of Calais in northern France just after he tried using to swim across the Channel to Britain, maritime authorities have claimed.
On Monday, the crew of the Pleasure of Canterbury P&O ferry spotted the male, recognized to be in his 30s, about 12 miles off the French coast. The ferry designed a U-convert to “retrieve him from the sea”, the French maritime authorities for the Channel and North Sea claimed.
The male was struggling from “severe hypothermia” and was taken by a French navy helicopter to a healthcare facility in Calais, authorities claimed.
At least four migrants have died so significantly this 12 months making an attempt to make the perilous crossing in the Channel, with its powerful currents and pretty chilly waters.
In Oct, two youthful Iraqi men had been identified lifeless on a beach in Le Touquet in northern France. And in August, a thirty-12 months-aged Iraqi woman perished when she fell off a boat overcrowded with migrants. Then the system of an Iraqi male who tried using to swim across the Channel was identified off the coast of Belgium.