Refugee paragliders over the border fence to Spain: video

He just comes over.

Incredible footage captures the moment an immigrant paraglides into Spain to avoid a notoriously hard-fenced border crossing – where 23 people were killed in violent clashes with guards earlier this year.

A now-viral video made two men gasp in surprise on Thursday as they saw the paraglider cross the Melilla fence, one of the key entry points from Morocco to Europe.

“Brother, he’s jumping in an af-ing parachute, af-ing parachute – amazing!” one of the onlookers gasps.

Local authorities soon confirmed they were looking for the mysterious migrant who flew over the heavily guarded border, which has two 7.5-mile-long parallel fences that are as high as 33 feet in some places.

“Patrols immediately made their way to the area but were unable to locate the migrant,” the statement about the crossing added at 6:15 p.m. Thursday.

Screenshot of the paraglider crossing the border into Spain.
Cross-border commuter glides with paragliders over heavily guarded fence from Morocco to Spain.

Spanish newspaper El Faro de Melilla said it was the first time someone had appeared to have walked in with a paraglider and suggested it could be one bought online for just $6.75.

In fact, according to the local outlet, there have been no reports of cross-border workers using the area since 23 people were killed in horrific scenes in June.

The Melilla Border.
The border is heavily guarded and protected by two parallel fences up to 30 feet high.
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That came as up to 2,000 migrants stormed the fence and engaged in a two-hour skirmish with border officials, prompting a stampede.

Moroccan police used tear gas and beat men with batons, even when some were on the ground. But authorities initially said the deaths were due to crowding and migrants falling from the high fence.

The Melilla border crossing.
During the crossing in June, 23 people lost their lives in terrible scenes.
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Spanish authorities have also been accused of unlawfully deporting some migrants to Morocco, allegedly violating their right to seek asylum.

Of the more than 29,000 migrants who have entered Spain by land or sea without a permit so far this year, around 1,300 came via Melilla, according to the Spanish Interior Ministry.

With postal wires Refugee paragliders over the border fence to Spain: video


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