One man has died and another person is missing after a boat carrying migrants sank while trying to reach the UK from France, according to reports. A large search and rescue operation began after the vessel was seen in difficulty near Dunkirk. Seventeen people were rescued, and three had gone into cardiac arrest, including two children, news agency AFP reported. Local official Herve Tourmente said it is feared a young child is missing. "It seems that one person, who might be an infant, is still missing," he told reporters. I think the French authorities should be held at least partially responsible for allowing this to happen.