Asylum seeker brought ashore in rescue off Christmas Island

July 21, 2012

AUSTRALIAN authorities have performed a tense rescue north-east of Christams Island.

An asylum seeker has been brought ashore on a stretcher wrapped in silver thermal material following the intervetion of the authorities

HMAS Glenelg intercepted the vessel, thought to be carrying 144 passengers, after someone onboard called for help this afternoon.

HMAS Glenelg and ACV Triton provided assistance to the vessel at the request of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

Two children are among the asylum seekers brought ashore at the Australian territory so far this evening.



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