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2,000 Migrants Rescued from Mediterranean

More than 2,000 migrants were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea on Friday, officials said. In 19 rescue operations, the Italian Coast Guard and other outside groups saved 2,074 migrants who were traveling on 16 rubber boats and three wooden boats. According to Doctors Without Borders and an Italian Coast Guard spokesman, one person was found dead. “The sea continues to be a graveyard,” the group said. “In 19 years of covering the migration story, I have never experienced anything like today,” said a Reuters photographer who was on board one of the rescue ships.