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205 'illegals' reach Tenerife, two die
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ThinkSpain , Monday, July 31, 2006

Three small boats with 205 illegal immigrants on board arrived in Tenerife yesterday. The bodies of two others who did not make it were finally recovered after the rescue mission had to be suspended on Saturday as a result of the bad conditions.

A Guardia Civil patrol boat took the bodies to the port of Los Cristianos, where autopsies will be carried out to confirm the cause of death. Sunstroke is the most probable option.

The first of the three boats with 35 immigrants on board arrived at 5am, and was towed into Los Cristianos by the 'Punta Salinas' Coast Guard patrol boat.

The crew of the same vessel soon spotted a second craft, with 82 immigrants on board, including two minors, which arrived at the same port at around 9am.

The third craft, with 88 immigrants, including one woman and a child, landed on La Tejita beach yesterday afternoon. Bathers helped Red Cross volunteers administer basic first aid as a number of the new arrivals were showing symptoms of hypothermia and dehydration (photo), but none of the cases are reported to be too serious, according to a Red Cross spokesperson.

 
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