Critically ill baby resuscitated after being rescued from migrant boat
Shocking moment critically ill baby is resuscitated on the dockside as six children and four adults are hospitalised with hypothermia after being rescued from migrant boat off Gran Canaria
- Spanish authorities rescue 52 African migrants from water south of Gran Canaria
- Ten people were rushed to hospital, including one child in a critical condition
- Five children, two men and a woman being treated for hypothermia in hospital
A critically ill baby was resuscitated on the dockside as six children and four adults were hospitalised with hypothermia after being rescued in a migrant boat off the coast of Gran Canaria.
Spanish authorities say 52 African migrants were pulled from the water more than seven miles from the island’s coast on Tuesday evening.
Among the migrants were 29 women, one of whom was pregnant, along with 14 men and nine children.
A young child has been rushed to hospital in a critical condition after they were resuscitated dockside in Gran Canaria, where 52 migrants were rescued from the ocean
Ten people, including six children, have been rushed to hospital on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, after Maritime Rescue teams spotted their vessel around seven miles off the coast
Ten people have been rushed to hospital with moderate to severe hypothermia, according to Spanish news website El Periodico.
Dramatic pictures taken dockside showed officials resuscitating a child back to life.
Six children have been rushed to children’s ward of the nearby Las Palmas de Granaria, one remains in critical condition while five reportedly more have moderate hypothermia.
Among the migrants were 29 women, one of whom was pregnant, along with 14 men and nine children, aged between one and 13-years-old
One woman is suffering with severe hypothermia, while a pregnant woman is also being treated, along with two men.
Occupants told officials they had departed from Dakhla, a city in the Western Sahara that is currently occupied by Morocco.
The migrants, who had departed from southern Morocco, were picked up by the Salvamar Macondo rescue ship
Ten people suffering with hypothermia have been rushed to hospitals in Gran Canaria, after they were spotted at around 7pm on Tuesday
One woman is suffering with severe hypothermia, while a pregnant woman is also being treated in hospital, along with two men
Spanish Maritime Rescue teams flew a helicopter out to the vessel after spotting it in the water, and noticed that many were in need of medical help.
Those on board were rescued by the Salvamar Macondo rescue ship.
El Periodico states the minors on board were aged between one and 13-years-old, and include two brothers who claim they were travelling alone.
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