Coast Guard succesfully concludes search for refugees off Lesvos
A search and rescue operation was launched on Thursday morning about two…
A search and rescue operation was launched on Thursday morning about two miles off the coast of Lesvos, after their boat appears to have turned over, has successfully concluded, with all 71 passengers accounted for.
The Coast Guard has transferred all 71 people rescued to the port of Mytilene. Aside from the aforementioned, another 54 people arrived on Lesvos and Chios – 23 and 31 respectively – in the past 24 hours.
At present there are a total of 7,458 refugees and migrants on the islands in the north Aegean: 3,645 on Lesvos, 2,766 on Chios and 1,038 on Samos.