Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (EFE).- One of the ten women rescued last night by Maritime Rescue from an inflatable boat in the south of Gran Canaria has been hospitalized this Friday with a gunshot wound that was not detected by the toilets at the pier of Arguineguin; in fact, she spent the night in police custody.
As reported to EFE by a source involved in the assistance, the Temporary Attention Center for Foreigners (CATE) of Barranco Seco, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, requested assistance from the Canary Islands Emergency Service around 10:00 a.m. to transfer a health center to two occupants of the pneumatic with pain.
In one case, it was a person with abdominal pain and, in the other, a woman with a “firearm” impact, who was evacuated to the Hospital Insular de Gran Canaria by ambulance shortly after 10:30 a.m.
Upon arriving at the port of Arguineguín with the Salvamar Macondo (11:30 p.m. on Thursday), several of the occupants of the inflatable reported that they had left Cape Bojador, in the Sahara, on Tuesday, and that they were shot at from land when they tried to board.
As a result, they detailed, two of the occupants of the boat suffered gunshot wounds and died during the two days of the journey. Their bodies were thrown into the sea.
The Salvamar Macondo arrived in Gran Canaria with the 43 rescued almost at midnight. At the Arguineguín wharf, these people were given the usual assistance by doctors from the Canarian public health system and the Red Cross and three people were referred to hospitals.
Although there was a young man on the same dock who said he had been hit by pellets, none of those transferred to the hospital from Arguineguín was due to a gunshot wound, but rather due to other ailments and due to protocols for the protection of pregnant women (there was a pregnant woman). , as it appears in the intervention reports of 112.
However, it was this morning when those responsible for the CATE, the center where those arriving by boat to the Canary Islands spend the period of police detention (maximum 72 hours), realized that a woman who had been transferred to their premises had suffered a gunshot wound.
Official sources have confirmed to EFE that the Police have already opened an investigation into what happened with that pneumatic, although for the moment they have declined to reveal any details about it. EFE