348 migrants rescued from English Channel over weekend

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Multiple small boats carrying a total of 348 migrants attempting to reach Britain were rescued from distress at sea in the English Channel at the weekend. French rescue ships and two military helicopters were employed in more than 20 separate rescue operations near the French port of Calais, the Maritime Prefecture announced on Monday. Three people were reportedly taken to hospital suffering from hypothermia and other injuries. One operation involved air lifting five migrants from a sinking boat by helicopter. Those rescued were taken to the French ports of Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer. So far …

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