The merchant who located a small boat 500 kilometers from the Canary Islands has managed to rescue 35 of its occupants, but has also reported that there were a deceased person aboard the nacelle and a boy he needs to be evacuated by helicopter.
As reported to Efe by a Maritime Rescue spokesperson, the freighter Cape Taweelah it has managed to bring six children, 16 women and 13 adult men, onto its deck.
The Guardamar Talía, who came to his aid and had already traveled some 165 kilometers, has aborted the operation and is now returning to its home port in Arguineguín (Gran Canaria).
The evacuation of the child to a health center in the Canary Islands will be handled by a helicopter from the search and rescue service (SAR) of the Air Force based in Gran Canaria, the sources specify.
The other 34 occupants will continue sailing to Tenerife aboard the Cape Taweelah, where it is estimated that they will arrive throughout Thursday, if there are no unforeseen events.