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11 migrants rescued from small boat in English Channel

December 29, 2019 GMT

LONDON (AP) — Eleven migrants have been rescued after trying to cross the English Channel in a small boat Sunday morning.

The group included 10 men and one woman who said they were from Iran.

The boat was intercepted by lifeguards off Kent in southeastern England.

Her Majesty’s Coastguard said the migrants were being medically assessed and will be transferred to immigration officials for interviews.

A Home Office spokesperson said, “Illegal migration is a criminal activity. Those who seek to come to the UK unlawfully and the ruthless criminals who facilitate journeys are all breaking the law and endangering lives.”