The Malta Independent 15 April 2024, Monday
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AFM rescues two minors who drifted out to sea

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 17:46 Last update: about 17 days ago

 The Armed Forces of Malta rescued 17-year-olds at sea off of St Paul's Bay, the Police told The Malta Independent.

An AFM statement read that, "earlier this afternoon, the Armed Forces of Malta received a 112 call, as 2 minors found themselves in difficulty and needed assistance, after the raft they were on drifted out at sea due to the strong winds in the area. The Malta Rescue Coordination Centre immediately dispatched an Armed Forces of Malta vessel and successfully rescued the minors. Both minors were safely handed over to medical staff for further attention."


"The Armed Forces of Malta encourages the general public to ensure their safety and follow any weather warnings issued."

The police, contacted by this newsroom, provided further details. The two 17-year-olds were out Kayaking but were unable to return to shore due to the weather and called 112, the police said. The AFM rescued them and brought them to shore. Neither were injured.

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