SEVEN migrants have been rescued from a small dinghy in the English Channel in the early hours of this morning.
The people, presumably from Iran, were found on the boat after Border Force and HM Coastguard had been called at 2.30 am.
Getty – Employee The Dover Lifeboat was broadcast around 2.30 a.m. (stock image). The Border Force ship and maritime officers were called to help the migrants ashore.
Those on the boat received a medical evaluation and did not need treatment.
They are now being interviewed by immigration officials.
A spokesperson for the HM Coastguard said: "HM Coastguard is currently assisting Border Force in an incident in the Dover Channel."
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Locals reported that they had overlooked a helicopter during the incident.
It comes after four migrants were stranded on an inflatable dinghy in the middle of the English Channel in September last September.
The three men and a woman, 27, 30, 35 and 37 years old, are supposed to come from Iran and were seen by a fishing boat in the English Channel.
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