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Memphis Grizzlies middle Marc Gasol was a part of a gaggle that rescued a shipwrecked lady within the Mediterranean Sea on Monday.
In accordance with Jason Owens of Yahoo Sports activities, the lady was fleeing Africa and was saved by Proactiva Open Arms, which is a Spanish activist group.
Gasol tweeted the next photograph and message relating to the rescue effort:
Marc Gasol @MarcGasol
Frustration, anger, and helplessness. It’s unbelievable how so many susceptible individuals are deserted to their deaths at sea.
Deep admiration for these I name my teammates at the moment @openarms_fund https://t.co/TR0KnRsrTE
Per Owens, Proactiva Open Arms also found the dead bodies of another woman and a toddler among the wreckage.
Proactiva Open Arms alleged that the Libyan Coast Guard destroyed the ship that contained the migrants.
According to the Associated Press (h/t NBC News), Libyan Coast Guard spokesman Ayoub Gassim mentioned they stopped a ship carrying 158 passengers to offer support and that “human traffickers” are accountable for the wreck.
Per Owens, Oscar Camps of Proactiva Open Arms countered that narrative: “The Libyan Coast Guard introduced that it had intercepted a ship with 158 individuals on board and supplied medical and humanitarian help. What they didn’t say was that they left two ladies and a baby on board and sank the ship as a result of they didn’t need to go on the Libyan patrol.”
The 33-year-old Gasol is a Barcelona, Spain, native who has spent his complete 10-year NBA profession with the Grizzlies.