Two boats abandoned on Costa Blanca shores

2 boats abandoned on Costa Blanca shores
ABANDONED: The search continues for the immigrants in Alicante Photo credit Guardia Civil

A BOAT was found abandoned in Javea’s Cova Tallada on Tuesday and two immigrants of Arab origin were later arrested.

The detainees – two men aged 30 and 31 – were treated by a Red Cross ambulance, with a team leader and a translator.

Both appeared to be in stable health.

The Red Cross activated a red-alert for the possible arrival of more boats to the Marina Alta shores.

An almost identical boat was found abandoned in Alicante’s Cabo de las Huertason Wednesday morning.

The police initiated a search for six immigrants after receiving a tip-off from a neighbour who saw them running from the boat across the beach.

One of the immigrants was found and arrested and the Red Cross were on hand again to offer medical assistance.

The search continues for the remaining five.

The immigrants will be passed to the National Police who will organise their repatriation.

Similar events occurred earlier this year when 3 boats were found abandoned on beaches in Moraira, Calpe and Santa Pola within the space of 24 hours.

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