Beach-goers at Spain’s Barrosa Beach were surprised to see a semi-inflatable boat carrying about 50 migrants landing on the beach right in the middle of the day.
According to Daily Mail, the refugees sprinted up the popular Beach in Costa de la Luz area of Spain at about 3:30pm on Sunday before attempting to scale cliffs.
The incident happened near a purpose-built residential and tourist resort called Sancti Petri which boasts shops, restaurants and several four and five-star hotels.
A tourist filming the scene could be heard saying in Spanish as the migrants leapt from their boat: “Look how they’re running towards the Sancti Petri Melia Hotel. They’re heading for the all-inclusive Melia Sancti Petri. Look, look, look.”
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A witness, who told how beachgoers took mobiles that had been left in the boat, added: “We thought they weren’t going to reach the beach because it’s not something that’s normal in this area, but they leapt off the Zodiac very quickly and began to climb up the rocks.”
Civil Guard officers on Monday said 25 of the migrants had been intercepted; 19 of whom were minors. They said, all were Moroccans.
A spokesman for the force said the six adults would be taken to an adult migrant holding centre before being returned to their country of origin as part of an agreement with Morocco.
He said the 19 minors, whose ages he could not specify, would be taken to youth centres run by the regional Junta de Andalucia government.
He said: “None of those intercepted has been arrested as they haven’t committed a crime. They will be dealt with differently depending on whether they are adults or minors.”
Last month about 50 migrants were filmed landing on a packed beach.
Watch the video as shared by Spanish newspaper, Diario De Cardiz: