- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 19, 2018

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol was involved in rescuing a migrant woman from the Mediterranean Sea last Sunday.

Gasol, who is from Spain, was volunteering for the Spanish nonprofit Proactiva Open Arms. The mission Sunday rescued a Cameroonian woman clinging to some wood after a shipwreck.

“There were pieces of wood and clothes floating in the water,” Gasol told The Guardian. “Then there was that woman, with her elbows resting on a wooden beam. Her eyes were lost in the void. She was weak and in shock. She had been clinging to that piece of wood with her last bit of strength and had remained that way for 48 hours. I thought of this woman, of her strength. And I felt anger.”

Gasol tweeted Tuesday about the migrant crisis in English, Spanish and Catalan, with a picture of himself alongside other rescuers, but without mentioning his role in the mission:


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