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A rescue swimmer during a rescue operation of migrants by patrol boats of the Lampedusa Coast Guard.

The Italian Coast Guard rescued 125 migrants along the coast of Lampedusa. In a statement, the organisation said the migrants were trapped on a reef, pushed there by rough seas.

A video provided by the coast guard showed migrants jumping onto a yellow inflatable raft and then being dragged to a rescue boat by rescue swimmers.

A total of 49 women and 20 minors were taken to the port of Lampedusa.

They were in good health, according to the statement.