The Malta Independent 20 May 2024, Monday
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Updated: 49 migrants rescued from cliffs near Ghar Lapsi

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 16:16 Last update: about 4 years ago

A group of 49 migrants landed at Ghar Lapsi, Siggiewi, at 1.30pm on Tuesday, the Police said in a statement.

Police went on site and saw a group of migrants trapped at the bottom of the cliff. Of the 49 migrants, 39 are men, four are women and six are children.

The Armed Forces of Malta launched a rescue operation to help save them from the bottom of the cliff. The AFM transferred small groups onto a small dinghy which transported them safely to a patrol boat.


The rescued migrants were then taken to Boiler Wharf and transferred to the immigration police for further investigations. One of the rescued people was a pregnant woman, who was taken to Mater Dei Hospital for observation. The rest did not need medical attention.


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