Overloaded Migrant Boat Tips Over, Prompting Dramatic Mediterranean Rescue

A boat carrying dozens of migrants tipped over during a rescue operation by the Italian coast guard off the Libyan coast on Monday, April 23, according rescue organizations.

The coast guard said in a statement that all 63 people involved were safely pulled from the water.

Video published by the coast guard shows an approaching rescue worker calling to people not to move before the boat overturns, tipping people into the sea.

A rescue worker then dives into the water immediately and captures part of the rescue with a head-mounted camera. Credit: Guardia Costiera via Storyful