- A refugee has tried from the French Calais to reach the English coast in an inflatable kayak. The man, an Iranian, was removed from the water 12 kilometers off the English coast by the Coast Guard. He was previously spotted by the crew of a ferry.
Refugees try regularly in makeshift vessels to reach Britain, but as far as was announced previously on their own crossing ventured into a kayak.
The canal is about 32 kilometers wide, because means that the man must have paddled about twenty kilometers. The man of around 30 years would have stayed months in the recently vacated refugee camp in Calais. He has applied for asylum.