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Gibraltar police rescue and arrest illegal migrant

Gibraltar Police rescue and arrest illegal migrant
/ reuters
  • The man was in distress, clinging to an inflatable body board, two miles south of Europa Point

Royal Gibraltar Police officers rescued a man from a small inflatable body board two nautical miles south of Europa Point on Wednesday evening.

The man, who is believed to have come from North Africa, was wearing a wet suit, and was in distress and clinging to the board when spotted during a routine patrol.

He was taken to St Bernard's Hospital for treatment and then placed under arrest as an illegal immigrant.