Four Migrants Dead, Coast Guard Rescues 19 Near Thassos


Four of the 19 migrants located on Wednesday in a dinghy 15 miles east of the island of Thassos are dead, the doctor who examined them at the port of Kavala said.

The search and rescue operation started on Tuesday when one of the passengers called for help through the European emergency number 112. A Super Puma helicopter, two coast guard boats and private boats participated in the operation.

The other 15 migrants are well in their health, authorities said.

(Source: ANA-MPA)