Twenty migrants "including two women, two children and two infants" who tried to reach England were rescued Thursday off the Pas-de-Calais on a makeshift boat in "engine failure" , said the maritime prefecture.
Located around 4.30am off Dannes, they were rescued by a coastal gendarmerie speedboat and brought back to the port of Boulogne-sur-mer at around 8.40am, then taken in charge by the firefighters, the maritime prefecture said. of the English Channel and the North Sea. "All safe and sound" , they were entrusted to the border police.
Since January 1, at least 293 migrants have been rescued at sea by the French authorities, according to an AFP count.