'We were not as brave': Woman drowned in Channel trying to save baby and fellow migrants

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An Iranian woman who drowned during an ill-fated journey across the Channel was a 'very brave girl' who died trying to save her fellow passengers, a survivor from the boat has told Sky News

"This girl was a very brave girl - and what she did, us men couldn't do. We were not as brave as her. She did it to save the baby and in the end the baby survived."

She had a PhD in psychology and had reportedly arrived in Dunkirk on 6 August, three days before she went missing while crossing the Channel.Mr Nadi told Sky News:"We saw with our own eyes a human being drowning. We couldn't do anything - there was nothing we could do. Fifteen men couldn't save her. Her body was first spotted about 27 miles off Ramsgate, but search and recovery missions by the British and Belgian coastguards were quickly called off.Survivors from the dinghy were medically assessed in Kent before being transferred to immigration officials, while police in the county started an investigation into the missing Ms Mehrad.Sky News understands the body was found on 18 August, about 12 miles off the port city of IJmuiden, and the police investigation there remains open.


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At £7000 a pop they may as well club together and buy a ferry... let’s face it none ever get sent back....patel4witham

So in context one fleee ones home country to take on the risks and challenges of an almost certain death inviting journey... And then dies. And the world is surprised. And the traveling party too?...

Passed through many safe countries yet attempted an unsafe passage to the UK, makes you wonder why people are so desperate to get here. Oh yes because of all the hands out illegals get and no deportation

Well you could always try to enter the country LEGALLY

Why are Iranians choosing to come here in particular- it looks like they are being planted by the regime to me? But equally crossing the channel has to stop & must be army no.1 task, huge risk post ISIS potential jail breaks 10DowningStreet

Hope she's okay.....

All those safe countries and she chose the UK......

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