Watch: Footage of SAR operation for dinghy south of Lampedusa

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) have issued footage of a rescue of two people drifting at sea on a rubber dinghy on Monday evening.

One of those rescued by helicopter and taken to AFM’s airbase but was confirmed dead on arrival.

The second person was rescued and brought to Malta by an AFM patrol vessel. reported on AFM’s involvement in the Search and Rescue operation taking place on Monday.

AFM conducting SAR operation; migrants in dinghy south of Lampedusa

Lifeless body and person in critical condition brought in by AFM

In their statement, AFM explained that the European Union border agency had informed AFM of the dinghy, thanks to one of its observation aircraft. They were instructed to save those on board.