Border guards rescue refugee raft in peril

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Latvia’s Border Guard officers taking part in the EU FRONTEX Agency joint operations patrolling the Mediterranean Sea for refugees rescued 38 people during a patrol mission, according to a release by State Border Guard spokesperson Jevgēnija Pozņaka.

According to the report, the patrol team at sea noticed a sinking rubber raft with 38 immigrants on board, among them children.

They immediately commenced a rescue operation in the “selfless” performance of their duties and saved the lives of the people on board, including three small children.

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