Over 100 migrants, together with 29 kids, have been rescued in a single day as they tried to cross the Channel to succeed in the British coast on six makeshift boats on Friday, maritime authorities in France stated.
Migrants on one boat contacted French rescuers to report that they have been in issue off the northern French coast.
The 55 castaways on board, together with 14 girls and 26 kids, have been rescued, the maritime prefecture stated in an announcement.
More migrants, together with one pregnant lady, have been then rescued from different boats.
All 111 migrants picked up have been returned to the French ports of Dunkirk or Calais.
The variety of Channel crossing makes an attempt by migrants has surged over the previous two years, regardless of the dangers of heavy delivery site visitors and powerful currents.
Last month, French police tore down a brand new camp housing tons of of individuals, principally younger males, outdoors Calais, which has lengthy been a magnet because of its busy ferry port and the Eurotunnel.
Last 12 months greater than 9,500 individuals crossed or tried to cross the Channel to Britain from France, a fourfold enhance from 2019.
Six individuals died within the makes an attempt and three others have been declared lacking.
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