More mayhem for tourists as ANOTHER boatload of African migrants storms Spanish beach as shocked sunbathers watch on

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STUNNED beach-goers have captured the moment a boat full of African migrants lands on the sand and those on board leap off.

The incident took place on the beach of Fontanilla, in Conil de la Frontera, in the southern Spanish province of Cadiz.

The boat carrying the migrants arriving at the beach
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The footage shows the boat approaching the shore of a beach, where people can be seen lying on their towels.

The nose of the boat wedges into the sand and everybody inside quickly jumps off into the water and runs across the sand.

Some of them even wave to the beach-goers, who wish them luck and offer them water

According to local media, Spanish authorities detained the immigrants – 13 of whom were minors – soon afterwards near the beach and in surrounding areas.

After their boat hits the beach, the migrants leap off
They then begin to running up the beach
Dozens of migrants were on the boat
One of the migrants takes time to wave to the camera

Local media report that at least 500 migrants have landed on the Andalusian coast on 18 different boats since Friday.

Earlier this week a large group of migrants landed at packed tourist beach in broad daylight and jumped off their boat before running to hide behind cliffs.

Holidaymakers watched aghast as the semi-inflatable Zodiac carrying nearly 50 Moroccans including around at least 19 children beached near a purpose-built luxury hotel area on Spain’s Costa de la Luz.

The migrants’ boat arrives on the beach as stunned holidaymakers look on
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Two people are reported to have been held by police called to the scene and several of the teenagers on the boat were assisted by workers at nearby hotels and restaurants.

The incident happened around 3.30pm on Sunday at Barrosa Beach, considered to be one of the best beaches on Spain’s southern coast.

The beach is near a purpose-built residential and tourist resort called Sancti Petri which boasts shops, restaurants and several four and five-star hotels.

One of the beachgoers filming the surreal 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.

The group of around 50 then quickly disembark the boat
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“They’re heading for the Melia Sancti Petri. Look, look, look.”

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.”

The Civil Guard said 25 of the migrants – 19 minors and six adults – have now been detained and were now in holding centres before being returned.

The authorities are continuing to hunt for the remaining migrants.

“None of those intercepted have been arrested as they haven’t committed a crime,” said a Civil Guard spokesman.

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The migrants then begin to make their way up the shore[/caption]

“They will be dealt with differently depending on whether they are adults or minors.

“The minors will be taken to youth centres and the adults to a secure migrant holding centre called a CIE. The return of the adults to their country of origin will be fairly quick.”

Sources said the minors would remain in Spain. One said: “We don’t know exactly how many people were on the boat but it’s obvious a number of the migrants managed to get away undetected.

“The authorities are still looking for them.”

They then make their way onto the rocks above the beach
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The group then disappear inland after making it ashore
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Last month around 50 migrants were filmed landing on a packed beach and sprinting up the sand at a beach in Zahora a half-hour drive away and close to the headland of Cape Trafalgar.

The men and women videoed jumping from the rickety wooden boat known as a patera in the July 28 arrival, were from sub-Saharan Africa.

Spain has overtaken Italy as the preferred destination for migrant arrivals in Europe this year after Italy’s new hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini introduced a blanket ban on migrant boats entering the country’s ports.


The number of migrants and refugees using the western Mediterranean route to reach Spain stood at 20,992 between January 1 and July 25 according to the IOM, close to the 22,108 people who used it during the whole of last year.

Coastguards rescued more than 60 migrants in the Gibraltar Straits on Sunday – 28 less than on Saturday when 88 migrants were rescued.


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