Spain rescues over 416 migrants at sea in 3 days

Spain's maritime rescue service says it saved hundreds of migrants while they were attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea in the last three days

MADRID -- Spain's maritime rescue service says it saved hundreds of migrants while they were attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea in the last three days.

The service reported on Monday that it pulled 416 people from 10 different boats its rescue craft had intercepted starting on Saturday.

The U.N. refugee agency says more than 800 people are either missing or known to have perished in 2018 while making the dangerous sea journey to Spain.

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This story has been corrected to show that migrants arriving by sea fell under 600 in March, not 500.