Tunisian fisherman suddenly falling ill off Kerkennah evacuated (Defence)
25/06/2019 18:57, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - A Tunisian fisherman sailing off El Attaya (Kerkennah Islands) was evacuated on Tuesday afternoon by a maritime unit of the Navy after suddenly falling ill.

The fisherman, who was aboard a fishing boat, was taken to the main naval base in Sfax.

He was then handed over to the civilian protection department who took him to the hospital, said the National Defence Department.

On the other hand, the maritime unit of Monastir rescued seven Tunisians aged between 20 and 30 years.

They were aboard a boat north-east of Monastir, according to the same source.

The individuals admitted to having set off from the beach of Sayada on Tuesday at dawn in an attempt to illegally cross the maritime borders to the Italian coast.

They were taken to the Naval Base of Monastir to be handed over to the National Guard.

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