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Two Missing And One Dead After A Boat Incident

The French coastguard confirmed that four rescue operations were conducted on Wednesday the 28th to assist around 180 persons.

The French coastguard announced that one person died and two individuals remain missing following a minor boat mishap in the Channel.

According to a statement from the group, the French navy conducted four rescue operations on Wednesday, utilising boats and a helicopter to assist about 180 individuals.

The French coastguard announced that one person died and two individuals remain missing following a minor boat mishap in the Channel.

However, one of the recovered victims was unable to be resuscitated, and two people are still missing in the sea.

A representative for the UK Home Office previously acknowledged the event, saying: "French authorities are leading the response and investigation."

The number of Channel arrivals is 32% fewer than last year (2,953) but 49% greater than the figure at this point in 2022 (1,482).

In 2023, 29,437 migrants crossed into the UK, a 36% decrease from the record 45,774 entries in 2022.

According to Home Office figures, 290 individuals have made the perilous journey in the previous week. It raises the total for this year to 2,006 persons.

Enver Solomon, Chief Executive of the Refugee Council, said: "Our thoughts are with the families of those affected by the tragic loss of life in the English Channel this afternoon, as well as all those who bravely responded to the distress call."

"This is yet another avoidable human tragedy."

He urged the government to "rethink its approach" to addressing small boat crossings, including cancelling the Rwanda proposal, claiming that otherwise, more lives will be lost.

"We need a plan to provide sanctuary for those fleeing persecution, violence and torture without having to take dangerous journeys by expanding options for family reunion, introducing refugee

Home Secretary James Cleverly was in the United States this week, where he delivered a lecture on combatting unauthorised migration.

During his speech in New York, the Conservative Cabinet minister stated that the UK's benevolence towards migrants was "not a bottomless font," arguing that affluent nations must assist underdeveloped countries to prevent "haemorrhaging" people.

In January of last year, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak named halting the boats one of his top five election promises.

visas and putting in place an agreement with the French government to give people a fair hearing and treat them with dignity and humanity," he said.


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