Four boats of hope with 172 on board rescued by Coastguard overnight

Emergency services say that the Coastguard rescued four boats of hope overnight in waters south of the Canaries. The craft were carrying 172 migrants in total, of whom 67 were taken to Arguineguín in Gran Canaria while 105 were brought into Los Cristianos. Two women were among the arrivals at Arguineguín but all the rest were males, no children thought to be among them. None have been reported as needing to be transferred to medical centres for assistance.