Illegal channel crossings have resumed today, with well over 20,000 recorded so far this year, and that’s just by boat.

Last week, no crossings occurred due to rough conditions in the Channel that made the dinghy crossings nearly impossible.

On Tuesday morning at around 5:40 AM, the body of a young Eritrean woman was discovered on Blériot beach in Pas-de-Calais, between the VVF and Fort Lapin.

A fellow illegal immigrant alerted the CROSS Gris-Nez (Regional Operational Surveillance and Rescue Center), as reported by the deputy prosecutor of the Boulogne-sur-Mer public prosecutor’s office.

The deceased woman, identified as a 24-year-old Eritrean, likely met her demise through drowning while either launching or attempting to launch a boat. Medical examinations are pending, but initial findings point to this cause of death.

An investigation has been initiated to determine the exact circumstances leading to her demise.

The PAF (Border Police) and the Calais police station are jointly handling the investigation. French authorities have also reached out to the British to inquire if a boat carrying the young illegal immigrant may have arrived in England during the night from Monday to Tuesday.

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