Italian coastguard members helped some 74 migrants reach the shore from a sailing boat that had run aground near the city of Crotone, in the southern region of Calabria.
Coastguard members, joined by other emergency services, dived into the sea and created a "human chain" to help the migrants pass through the rocky waves from the boat to land. Of the 74 on board, there 11 women and 15 children.
In a separate rescue in Badolato, a small town in the same region of Calabria, around 120 migrants travelling on a fishing boat were helped to land by coastguard members. The coastguard attached rope from the boat to the shore to help the migrants cross through the rough waters.