French authorities confirm another migrant death in the Channel

Dunes of Wissant
Dunes of Wissant

It followed the discovery of a small boat full of water nearby.

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French authorities have confirmed another migrant death in the Channel today, the third migrant to die in the past two days.

Maritime authorities say a person was found dead on Wissant beach, around halfway between Calais and Boulogne.

It followed the discovery of a small boat full of water nearby.

Yesterday, a migrant died after being rescued by French authorities near Dunkirk.

The man in his 30s was one of around 40 people on board a small boat, which capsized near the port.

Dunkirk’s main prosecutor said many of those onboard were not wearing life jackets.

Another migrant was reported missing in the same incident, but a full search and rescue operation was called off after failing to find them.

A manslaughter investigation has been launched into the Dunkirk deaths by French prosecutors.