At least 39 people have died dehydrated or drowned at the Atlantic in a new tragedy on the migratory route towards Canarias, the one starring a pneumatic boat encountered and semi-hounded with a single surveavor clutched to it, 250 kilometers from Gran Canaria.
On the pneumatics, which floated harshly with the keel in the sun and one of his skates pinching, were lying down the only survivor, a woman of about 30, and two corpses, a man and a woman of around 20, her two Last peekers of shipwreck, because the woman has counted during the evacuation flight to Gran Canaria that aboard a total of 40 people.
Upon arrival at the island, the survivor has been evacuated to the Insular Hospital of Gran Canaria with severe dehydration, they have indicated EFE sources of 112 on Thursday.
The pneumatic was located this afternoon by an oil tanker in the area, the Evros, which warned the Spanish authorities and received instructions to stay next to the survivor until a rescue helicopter arrives, without trying to upload it on board.
Maritime rescue considered it very dangerous that a merchant of that size (183 meters of length) will try an operation as well under conditions of strong marejada, because any blow against the helmet could sink the remains of the zodiac.
Lonely one week ago, four immigrants perished at the sea when another merchant, Ever Grace, was trying to save the 34 people who were left alive in a death with which he crossed 650 kilometers from the Canary Islands, north of Naduibú.
Two other occupants of that pawl had died on previous days after spending two weeks drifting, without water or food, and one more expired on the same cover of Ever Grace, when they were going to take it out of there on a rescue helicopter of the Air Force.
That is the shortest journey to get to the Canary Islands from the coast of Africa (from 100 to 125 kilometers to reach Fuerteventura), but the type of boats that immigrants, pneumatic, convert that journey into very dangerous, because those boats do not They are prepared for open ocean and usually go overloaded, with half a hundred people or more on board.
One of those zodiac appeared on Monday on a beach near Nadibu (Mauritania), with seven survivors. He had spent 13 days to drift after leaving El Aaiún with a total of 54 occupants; He toured almost 1,000 kilometers at the mercy of the currents.
According to EFE the spokesman for the collective walking borders, Helena Maleno, his NGO is pending two pneumatics who left for Canaries in recent weeks since the capital of the Sahara of which nothing is known: one with 62 people who left the 2 From August and another with 53 that sailed on 12.
Until August 15, 8,222 immigrants had arrived in the Canary Islands at 218 ketries or cayucos or been rescued in the waters of their surroundings, 144 percent more than last year on these same dates.
Shipwrecks or deaths from dehydration are continually reported in many of those ketries. There is no concrete figure closed: the international organization for migrations estimates in more than 230 the dead, although it recognizes that there are many lost paws of those who do not have a single data that escape that recount.
Walking borders raises the balance of dead at about 2,000, only in the first semester. They are as many as in all 2020.
And, this year, again African Caycans have reappeared in the Caribbean with all its dead occupiers, remnants of expeditions that were lost or were drifting, until you do a journey of more than 4,500 kilometers to which no one survives.
In recent months, two have been located, one in Trinidad and Tobago and another in the Turkish and Caicos Islands; It is something that was not remembered since the crisis of the cajucos in 2006.Updated Date: 19 August 2021, 15:02