More than 25,000 migrants have crossed the Channel so far this year
More than 25,000 migrants have crossed the Channel so far this year after a surge in arrivals caused by warm weather.
Upwards of 1,000 have made the treacherous voyage in the last three days in 19 dinghies - bringing the total number to 25,382 in 533 boats.
On Saturday 537 people in nine inflatables were intercepted by Border Force.
The following day 28 were picked up in one boat. And 472 were detected in nine boats on Monday.
It comes as photos taken from French rescue vessel 'Abeille Normandie' showed a group of migrants leaving a beach in northern France.
On Monday morning, the nautical brigade of Police Nationale in France stopped an unidentified person off the coast of Gravelines near Dunkirk, who was attempting to row across the Calais Strait in an inflatable dinghy.
The rower, wearing a yellow coat and a black hat, was photographed at sea in a small grey inflatable dinghy with a pair of oars.
Two ships could be seen in the background of the picture, which Police Nationale shared on social media site X.com, alongside the caption: 'This morning, the nautical brigade of the Police Nationale of Pas-de-Calais fished out an individual off the coast of Gravelines who was trying to row across the North Sea in a makeshift boat. Our goal: to save lives.'