France intercepts boat with nine migrants on board in English Channel

French coast guards on Sunday intercepted a small boat attempting to cross the English Channel to the UK with nine migrants on board including a child with mild hypothermia, it said in a statement.

The nine migrants — eight men and a minor — were recovered at about 0800 CEST some 5.5 kms west of Cap Gris-Nez and have since been brought to Calais, some 25 kms east, where they were handed over to border authorities.

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