Migrant carrying baby wrapped in a blanket is brought ashore in Dover

A migrant carrying a baby wrapped in a blanket was brought ashore in Dover where up to 30 other people were picked up in the Channel overnight.

Figures show another 118 migrants arrived in the UK on Friday on four boats – where the French were said to have intercepted or rescued another 97 people.

A man believed to be in his 20s and from Sudan died after falling into the water while making his dangerous crossing from northern France to Britain on Friday morning.

He was found unconscious and brought back to shore for treatment, but was later declared dead.

French authorities said that 25 people still on the boat were found and picked up by rescue teams, while five others were found on a nearby sandbank.

An immigrant who arrived in the UK on Saturday morning was photographed holding a small child who was wrapped in multiple blankets.

Another suspected man fell ill with a back injury and had to be rushed to William Harvey Hospital for treatment.

Pictures show the arrival of two boats, each carrying about 30 people including children, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

One barge was brought to Dover while the second was brought ashore at Dungeness.

The groups were rescued in extremely black conditions by RNLI after two small boat accidents in the canal.

A migrant holds a baby wrapped in a blanket brought to the beach in Dover where up to 30 other people have been picked up in the Channel through the night.

Figures show another 118 migrants arrived in the UK on Friday on four boats - where the French were said to have intercepted or rescued another 97 people.

Figures show another 118 migrants arrived in the UK on Friday on four boats – where the French were said to have intercepted or rescued another 97 people.

The Maritime Administration of the Canal and the North Sea confirmed the cancellation of searches for any missing migrants in the wake of the tragedy that occurred in the canal.

Berk’s local lifeboat service was cruising at sea with the help of the French naval patrol The Flamant and the Dauphin helicopter.

No other victims were found in the area and all those involved in the accident were brought forward.

The Maritime Prefecture tweeted at 2.40pm on Friday: “End of aid operations in the Pas-de-Calais strait and near Berque-sur-Mer. All people found at sea at the pier have been taken care of.

Returning to Dover, another 36 migrants were brought into the port around 2:30 p.m.

An elderly man was assisted in the lane for treatment by two immigration enforcement officers. Women and teenage girls were among the group.

The Ministry of Interior has not yet confirmed the official figures.

A spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior confirmed that the French authorities are leading the investigation into the death.

In a statement yesterday, they said: ‘This tragic loss of life in France today is devastating and our thoughts are with the victim’s family and loved ones.

It is yet another sad reminder of the extreme dangers of crossing the canal in small boats and how important it is for us to work closely with France to prevent people from making these dangerous crossings.

The government’s new immigration plan will reform the crippled system of receiving people through safe and legal routes while preventing associated crimes.

Reports in French media said that up to three migrants are still missing, according to testimonies of those rescued on Friday. The public prosecutor in Boulogne-sur-Mer has opened an investigation into what happened.

The latest death in the Channel, believed to be the first this year, comes after 27 migrants drowned in November after their boat capsized near Calais. Among the victims were five women and a girl.

At least 39 people are believed to have died trying to cross the Channel last year, according to figures from the International Organization for Migration.

The heads and representatives of charities described yesterday’s death in the canal as a “tragedy” and urged the government to take action to end the dangerous small boat crossings.

Dungeness Lifeboat has been called in to rescue immigrants.  One of them became seriously ill and had to be taken to William Harvey Hospital for treatment

Dungeness Lifeboat has been called in to rescue immigrants. One of them became seriously ill and had to be taken to William Harvey Hospital for treatment

The crew on Dungeness Lifeboat helps migrants get off the ship

The crew on Dungeness Lifeboat helps migrants get off the ship

A child carrying a small child after the lifeboat landed in Dunganes, I was

A child carrying a small child after the lifeboat landed in Dunganes, I was

One of the migrants fell seriously ill and had to be taken to hospital for treatment

One of the migrants was seriously ill and had to be taken to hospital for treatment

Migrants walked along the beach after being rescued from the canal

Migrants walked along the beach after being rescued from the canal

An immigrant was covered as seriously ill on Saturday morning

An immigrant was covered as seriously ill on Saturday morning

It is believed that a number of children were on board the boat

It is believed that a number of children were on board the boat

A woman carried her baby across the beach after rescuing the group

A woman carried her baby across the beach after rescuing the group

A mother carrying her baby across the beach in Dungeness, Kent

A mother carrying her baby across the beach in Dungeness, Kent

It comes as figures on Friday showed that more than 450 migrants crossed the Channel from France to the United Kingdom in two weeks. A total of 271 Dangerous migrant crossing confirmed on Thursday The total number of arrivals so far this year is at least 458.

The total number of migrant arrivals on Thursday was more than the total for January last year – when 223 people in 15 boats crossed the canal in 31 days.

More than 28,381 people crossed the channel to the UK over the whole of 2021, compared to 8,400 in 2020.

Footage from Friday shows an RNLI lifeboat bringing a group of migrants to Dover in the early hours, when air temperatures were as low as 6 Celsius (42 Fahrenheit).

A child walks side by side with an adult after a group of migrants arrives in the UK

A child walks side by side with an adult after a group of migrants arrives in the UK

Men and women landed in Dungeness, Kent, in the early hours of Saturday

Men and women landed in Dungeness, Kent, in the early hours of Saturday

The group was brought ashore by an RNLI lifeboat

The group was brought ashore by an RNLI lifeboat

The immigrants were given an orange pullover to help them feel warm after the trip

The immigrants were given an orange pullover to help them feel warm after the trip

Migrants' inflatable dinghy is seen on Dungeness Beach in Kent

Migrants’ inflatable dinghy is seen on Dungeness Beach in Kent

A group of people believed to be immigrants were brought to Dungeness, Kent

A group of people believed to be immigrants were brought to Dungeness, Kent

An immigrant who arrived in the UK on Saturday morning was photographed holding a small child who was wrapped in multiple blankets.

An immigrant who arrived in the UK on Saturday morning was photographed holding a small child who was wrapped in multiple blankets.

Migrants were taken ashore in Dover on Saturday morning

Migrants were taken ashore in Dover on Saturday morning

A migrant wrapped himself in a blanket to try to warm up on Saturday

A migrant wrapped himself in a blanket to try to warm up on Saturday

A migrant carried a baby in a bundle of blankets upon his arrival in the UK on Saturday

A migrant carried a baby in a bundle of blankets upon his arrival in the UK on Saturday

Meanwhile, sea temperatures were also around 9.5 °C (49 °F). Experts say the average person can tolerate being in cold water “between five to ten minutes” before risking hypothermia.

RNLB City of London II Dover Lifeboat brought a group of young men in woolen jackets and hats to Dover Marina.

Someone gave his thumbs up to celebrate the arrival around 2am leaving a big black RHIB in the harbor full of discarded equipment and an outboard motor.

Meanwhile, about 45 migrants were brought ashore by an RNLI lifeboat in Dungeness Thursday night – the first such crossing so far this year.

French authorities have also prevented 75 people from making the dangerous journey through the Strait of Dover in three incidents, according to the Interior Ministry.

Those who arrived in Dover on Friday, all apparently men, were seen draped in thick coats as they were being carried from the lifeboat to shore.

Those brought ashore in Dungeness, all men and all said to have claimed to be from Syria, were picked up from an RNLI lifeboat before being taken to the Border Force team for processing.

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