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Three-year-old among nine migrants rescued off Dover coast

Footage: Good Morning Britain

Nine people, including a three-year-old child, have been rescued from a dinghy off the coast of Dover.

The Kent Coastguard and Border Force carried out the rescue in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The migrants are now safe on land.

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It is the latest in a series of incidents in which migrants are crossing the Channel to the UK via the Kent town.

It comes after eight migrants, suffering from hypothermia, were rescued from a small dinghy near Calais on Sunday.

This is what was left from one attempt by migrants to cross the Channel in the last few weeks Credit: ITV Meridian

Attempts by migrants to cross the Channel in small boats has become an almost daily occurrence in the rush to make it to England before winter weather.

Iranian migrants in northern France have told ITV News they are determined to take whatever risks necessary to enter Britain.