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Migrant gives birth after being rescued by Maritime Police in Greece

by Ace Damon
Migrant gives birth after being rescued by Maritime Police in Greece

Joana Amorim

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The Maritime Police rescued 33 migrants on the island of Lesbos. The boat was followed by 10 children and 12 women, one of whom went into labor when it landed.

The national maritime police, on mission on the Greek island of Lesbos, rescued 33 migrants in a dinghy on Friday night. Among the rescued was a pregnant woman who, according to a statement sent this Saturday evening to the newsrooms by the Maritime Police, went into labor after arriving on land. Among the 33 migrants were 10 children and 12 women.

"The pregnant woman went into labor when she arrived on land and was immediately accompanied by doctors from a non-governmental organization who was on site and then transported to the hospital," the statement said.

The Maritime Police also report moments of anguish during the rescue, when one of the migrants "pierced the bow, which caused widespread panic and some of them jumped into the water."

As part of the POSEIDON operation in Greece, the Portuguese police force rescued 40 children, 21 women and 21 men from Greek waters in the last 48 hours. Since 2014, when it began its participation in the POSEIDON mission, the Maritime Police have saved 6460 migrants.

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