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Channel crossings must end now after tragedy claimed four lives, Suella Braverman says

CHANNEL crossings in small boats must end after four people died making the dangerous journey today, Suella Braverman has said.

The Home Secretary expressed herprofound sorrowafter the tragic news that a migrant boat got into trouble in the middle of the night and had to call for help.

Suella Braverman said now was the time to stop the dangerous Channel crossings once and for all

Suella Braverman said now was the time to stop the dangerous Channel crossings once and for all

A rescue operation was launched, and four people have been confirmed to have died in the icy waters.

A UK Government spokesperson said: "No 0305 hoje, authorities were alerted to an incident in the Channel concerning a migrant small boat in distress.

After a coordinated search and rescue operation led by HM Coastguard, it is with regret that there have been 4 confirmed deaths as a result of this incident, investigations are ongoing and we will provide further information in due course.

“This is a truly tragic incident. Our thoughts are with the friends and families of all those who have lost their lives today.”

Mais cedo, a fishing captain whose crew saved 31 migrants stranded in the Channel has revealed he woke to the sound of themscreaming for help”.

Skipper Raymond told Notícias da Sky: “It was like something out of a second world war movie, there were people in the water everywhere, gritando.

The dinghy started to drift away, so I steamed towards the dinghy and we secured it with a rope to the side of the boat.

We were trying to pull them off the dinghy.