The Government Delegation in the Balearic Islands has reported that this afternoon three immigrants have been rescued at sea alive and 11 bodies have been recovered west of the Cabrera archipelago, south of Mallorca. Initially, it was specified that 17 bodies had been sighted, although the balance at 5:45 p.m. is of three rescued people and 11 deceased.
The crew of a sailboat notified Salvamento Marítimo at around 4:08 p.m. of the presence of several bodies at sea, which immediately began the rescue operation for the shipwrecked. A yacht sailing through the area has recovered two bodies, while the other nine have been collected by Maritime Rescue boats and the Civil Guard.
Several boats that are in the area participate in this rescue operation to recover the bodies and check if there are more survivors in the area.
The coast of Mallorca is on yellow alert due to strong north winds that generate waves between 2 and 3 meters high.
In recent weeks, hundreds of irregular immigrants have arrived in Cabrera, the southern coasts of Mallorca, Formentera and Ibiza in dozens of boats from Algeria.