MIGRANT CRISIS: Three dead and more than 80 rescued from Almerian waters

CRISIS: More migrants have been rescued today ©Salvamento Maritimo/Twitter

THE Spanish Maritime Rescue has recovered two boats carrying a total of 85 people in the Alboran sea.

On board the boats, 82 people, including eight women, were found alive, while the bodies of three men were also recovered.

A notice was first received by the Salvamento Maritimo in the early hours of this morning that two boats had been spotted in the vicinity of the Alboran Island.

The first boat was found 7 miles southeast of the Alboran carrying 50 people, while the second had 35 on board, including the three deceased individuals.

All of those found on board the boats have now been transferred to the port of Almeria.

Humanitarian organisations are reporting that three crafts left the port of Bouyafart, in the north of Morocco carrying people of ‘Sub-Saharan origin’.

Emergency Services are currently searching for the third boat, believed to be carrying a further 40 people.