“Spain rescues 90 migrants trying to sail to Europe,” from AFP (reposted by Expatica.com):
Spanish rescue services rescued 90 African migrants over the weekend who were making a desperate attempt to reach Europe in makeshift boats, according to officials.
On Sunday rescuers and police said 44 migrants were intercepted in Spanish waters, while another 46 were rescued on Saturday, a local government official said.
In Murcia, south eastern Spain, coastguards spotted two boats 10 nautical miles from the coast and sent out an alert at 2:20am, a spokesman for the local municipality said.
“Nine men were on board the first boat and eight on the other,” the spokesman said, adding they were North African and in good health.
At 4:00am the Red Cross came to the aid of “eight Algerian men” near the resort of Torrevieja further north, two of whom were suffering from hypothermia, the NGO said in a statement…