14 Agosto 2017 14:09
The incident took place in Zahara de los Atunes, Cadiz
While some people spend their hard-earned savings on a beach holiday – a chance to sunbathe and unwind – others spend theirs on boarding a boat that will take them to somewhere they can build a better life for themselves. No sunbathing for them. These two worlds collided last Wednesday morning on La Playa de los Alemanes (Beach of the Germans) in the town of Zahara de los Atunes in Cadiz.
One holidaymaker filmed the arrival of the migrant boat. The video shows the dinghy approaching land while tourists stand up and watch in amazement. As soon as the boat lands on the sand, the migrants jump out and disperse along the beach.
Many sub-Saharan migrants make their journey to Europe during the summer as it is when the waters of the Straits of Gibraltar are at their calmest. On the same Wednesday that this boat arrived to Cadiz, 15 migrants were rescued by Spain's maritime rescue service in the Strait.
Tags: society, immigration