Bodies of 3 migrants pulled from English Channel as major search operation launched

THREE migrants have lost their lives after their boat encountered difficulties while attempting to cross the English Channel today.

The asylum seekers were declared deceased after falling into the water off the coast of Cap Gris-Nez, northern France, this afternoon.

An inquiry into the incident is still underway.

Patrick Leleu, deputy prosecutor at the judicial court of Boulogne-sur-Mer, stated: “I can confirm the death of three migrants who fell into the water this afternoon off the coast of Cap Gris Nez. “The investigation is ongoing.”

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