Immigrant Died in Boat Sinking



skafos_limenikoy_0According to Greek authorities, a man died when a small boat crammed with immigrants sank while trying to enter Greece. The coastguard stated that the victim was found unconscious at sea on the morning of July 25 off the islet of Oinousses in the eastern Aegean Sea and passed away shortly later.

According to the coastguard, the other 45 immigrants on board, who had crossed over from Turkey, survived and are in good health. They identified themselves as Syrian, Cameroonian and Afghan nationals.

A search and rescue operation is ongoing off the island of Kos, to the south of Oinousses, with rescuers searching for another 12 immigrants who are reportedly lost at sea, according to a Syrian man who said he was with 12 other people when the boat sank.