Shocked holidaymakers film moment dinghy full of migrants arrive on tourist beach in Spain

June 15, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

Shocked holidaymakers captured the moment a dinghy full of migrants landed on a tourist beach and scarpered into the hills – on the Costa del Sol.

A couple were enjoying the views from the balcony of their hotel near Fuengirola in Spain when they noticed a packed inflatable boat approaching the shore.

They started filming when approximately 20 men rushed up the beach, across the busy road, and scrambled across railway lines and into the hills behind four star hotels.

The footage shows the men carry backpacks abandoning the small motorised boat and running out of sight.

The 25-year-old tourist from Bristol was on holiday at the Hotel Holiday Hydros spa resort with his 23-year-old partner last week when he took the video.
MigrantaHe said: “My girlfriend was on the balcony first and she saw the boat come in.

“At first she thought it was kids on a school trip. They were packed into the boat. She said they looked really happy and were smiling.

“Then she called me and said ‘come and see this’ because as soon as they started running it looked strange.

“They were running the up the beach, across the road and over the railway tracks.

“It was quite shocking to see. I’d never seen anything like it before.

“You hear about it happening elsewhere, but not so much in Spain.”

The landing happened on June 7, on the coast which is between Benalmádena and Fuengirola.

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