One person dies and two others go missing while crossing the English Channel

One person is believed dead and two others are missing after a small migrant boat ran into difficulties in the English Channel.

According to French maritime authorities, the ship had 50 migrants on board. They told rescuers that three migrants had fallen from the boat.

One person was pulled from the water but did not survive. Two others were not found.

Two French ships and a helicopter launched the search, the BBC reported. 

According to French authorities, the two people reported missing are presumed dead.