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Spanish Coast Guard Rescues More Refugees in Waters Near Canary Islands 

HeadlineNov 16, 2021

Spanish coast guard sailors on Monday rescued three dozen refugees in waters near the Canary Islands and recovered the bodies of two others who died during the crossing. Five people with hypothermia were airlifted to a nearby hospital in critical condition. Spain says nearly 17,000 people have made the dangerous journey to the Canary Islands from Morocco or occupied Western Sahara this year — more than double the number who attempted the crossing during the same period last year.

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