Updated Tuesday, October 3, 2023 – 17:56
It is the third boat to arrive at the island so far this Tuesday, which has received more than 500 arrivals in a single day
Arrival of a canoe to Gran Canariangel MedinaEFE
The port of La Restingain the south of The ironreceived this Tuesday afternoon the vessel with the most occupants known to have occurred on the islands since the cayucos crisis of 2006, with 280 people on boardaccording to the first Maritime Rescue count, still provisional, to which EFE has had access.
This was the third arrival that has been recorded on the island today. A first cayuco in which they traveled 127 personasincluding two minors, arrived early in the morning at the port of La Restringa and, in the afternoon, another boat with 91 occupants towards the same in the same port. In total, and waiting for the exact figures to be confirmed, a total of 498 personas to the smallest island of the seven main islands of the Canary archipelago.
The occupants of the last cayuco, among whom there are several women and minors, are being treated at the La Restinga dock by personnel from the Canarian health service and the Red Cross at the dock.
The journalist Txema Santana, in a message Through the social network
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