Coast Guard Locates and Rescues 49 Migrants

Coast Guard Locates and Rescues 49 Migrants

The Hellenic Coast Guard located and rescued 49 migrants and refugees late Wednesday and early Thursday in two separate incidents in the sea region off Lesvos. On Thursday a patrol vessel located a dinghy with 35 migrants and refugees in the region of Agrielia. The migrants and refugees were transferred to the port of Mytilene while a 34-year-old who was steering the vessel was arrested.Late Wednesday, coast guard officers located 14 foreign nationals on Mythimna beach that had disembarked from a dinghy. Two of the dingy passengers, a 31-year-old and a 17-year-old, alleged to be at the dinghy's helm, were arrested. 

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