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.