Dramatic footage shows the coast guard rescuing a baby from the waves, after a shipwreck left dozens of migrants stranded in the open sea off Lampedusa
The coastguard saved 149 people, including 13 women and three children, from a ship that sank on Saturday.
Their ten metre long boat was in distress less than one mile off Lampedusa, the Coast Guard said. It was reportedly carrying more than 160 migrants from Libya.
A migrant ship has disembarked in the Italian port of Lampedusa despite a ban by the country's interior minister, Matteo Salvini.