Coast Guard rescue off the coast of Lampedusa

(ASCA) – Rome, 28th July- The Italian Coast Guard rescued 75 immigrants from subSaharan Africa in a dinghy off the Lampedusan coast, after having received an alarm signal from satellite telephone. A spokesperson for the Coast Guard reported that there were 24 women, 4 of whom were pregnant, within the group. “Everyone was suffering from exhaustion but no one needed urgent medical attention,” the spokesperson added. Two patrol boats reached the dinghy at around 13.15 and the immigrants were made to board the Coast Guard’s vessels. They are currently heading towards the port of Lampedusa.