Authorities say that 92 migrants travelling in five makeshift boats were rescued off Spain’s coast on Saturday, with nine Algerians being picked up in a boat off the coast of Torrevieja (pictured). Officials said that amongst those rescued were were 63 people from sub-Saharan Africa and 29 Algerians.

The migrants also landed at Cabo de Palos on the Mar Menor, Cabo de Gata in Almeria province, and Tarifa in Cadiz, with many of them taken to Malaga, following a “complicated” rescue operation in rough seas around 49 nautical miles from the coast.

Those off Torrevieja who were spotted some 20 nautical miles off the coast were brought in to be examined by the Cruz Roja, who said that all of the nine males, two of which were aged under 18, were all in good health, despite their experience.

Alicante Province’s coast has seen over 100 migrants arrive by sea this year, of which a third are children.

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