NewsAfricaA man dies trying to swim to Ceuta and three others manage to jump to the other side of the border fence

A man dies trying to swim to Ceuta and three others manage to jump to the other side of the border fence

The Civil Guard of Ceuta has rescued in the early hours of the morning of this Tuesday the corpse of an immigrant who tried to swim into the autonomous city last morning.

According to a spokesman for the armed institute, the victim was a 48-year-old man from Yemen. He was wearing a neoprene suit to protect himself from the low sea temperature, he tried to swim around the Benzu border breakwater but died from immersion suffocation.

The corpse, which carried documentation, was located at 9:30 a.m. in a rocky area near the breakwater that separates the northern border of Benzu from Morocco. The body has been transferred to the municipal funeral home for the autopsy, after which work will begin to try to locate his relatives.

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Three sub-Saharan immigrants, on the other hand, have managed in the early hours of this Tuesday jump the double border fence that separates Ceuta from Morocco and have subsequently been located on a road near the border. The discovery also occurred in the early hours of this morning, just at the moment in which the agents were carrying out a routine patrol in the vicinity of the Benitez area.

The immigrants took advantage of the adverse weather conditions to get around the fence and entering Ceuta, since bad weather has caused alarms to go off constantly in the 8.2-kilometer border perimeter that separates the city from Morocco. The three immigrants were located on a highway, being transferred to the Temporary Immigrant Stay Center (CETI) as they were in good health.

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