Dramatic scenes as migrants rescued off Libyan coast

Video released by the Italian Coast Guard showed the dramatic rescue off the coast of Libya as migrants jump off a wooden boat into the water.

The Coast Guard had already distributed lifejackets but some migrants panicked when rescuers started pulling them aboard rescue dinghies.

The Italian news agency ANSA says over 4,000 people were rescued off the Libyan coast on Wednesday and Thursday.

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