Migrants are plucked from English Channel after up to 50 plunge into sea when dinghy breaks in two

Dozens of migrants were plucked from the English Channel today after their dinghy ‘rapidly deflated’, sparking a dramatic rescue operation involving a helicopter, aeroplane and several RNLI boats. 

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed that 38 people were rescued after coming into difficulty attempting to cross the 21-mile Dover Straits this morning. 

Pictures show men, women and children being helped down a ladder from a rescue boat on the shores of Dungeness in Kent, before they are seen walking in a single file to safety wrapped in blankets and under the watch of Border Force officials and police. 

It comes after the number of migrants reaching Britain’s shores in small boats this year topped 29,000 yesterday – representing a higher figure than for the whole of 2021. 

The first two weeks of September alone saw 4,056 people arrive in 96 boats, and more are expected to risk the perilous journey next week amid better weather conditions. 

It is understood that HM Coastguard…

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