A young Moroccan used a children’s float to cross the sea to reach Spain from Morocco. The immigrant in question was arrested in Sebta.
A baby float, helped a young Moroccan swim to Chorillo beach, at the limit of his strength where he was intercepted after a call from a citizen.
The Moroccan in question will have to join the Tarajal ship, where he must pass the health protocol, while respecting the quarantine period before being able to leave, under the control of the Red Cross.
In recent days, the drip of arrivals has been constant. The Spanish Civil Guard Association (AEGC) itself denounced it in statements in El Faro de Ceuta, demanding a greater presence of personnel on the coast, especially given the extreme situation these swimmers are going through, thus helping to avoid tragedies.
Earlier this week a young Moroccan had reached the coast of Sebta on Friday afternoon, dressed in a wetsuit and with the help of an inflatable children’s float, he managed to avoid the swell of the Is before returning to shore in a small sandy area. He too, was intercepted by the Civil Guard and treated by the Red Cross, the young man presented very slight symptoms of hypothermia.
But the illegal or clandestine entries into Sebta, whether land or sea, sub-Saharan or Maghreb, have multiplied in a worrying way lately..
Since then, migrant arrivals in “Spanish territory” have mainly taken place by sea and the trend continued until the end of 2020.
Arrivals by sea to Sebta have increased by more than 220% compared to the same period last year, arrivals by land by almost 90%. In Spain’s general report, migrant arrivals fell 4.6%, with 202 fewer arrivals than in the first two months of 2020.