The Coast Guard has reported the successful rescue of 48 migrants who were in the process of illicitly entering the country aboard an inflatable boat, according to Ekathimerini.
“During the early hours of Sunday, a Coast Guard patrol vessel conducting its routine rounds identified an inflatable boat with a significant number of individuals on board in the Agrielia sea region, situated near Lesvos.
Promptly, the Coast Guard crew initiated a secure evacuation and saved a total of forty-eight (48) foreign nationals, all of whom were subsequently transported to the Mytilene port.
Among the rescued individuals, three were transferred to Mytilene’s General Hospital via ambulance for immediate medical attention. They are currently receiving care at the hospital.
The Central Port Authority of Mytilene is currently conducting a preliminary inquiry, as the Coast Guard continues to monitor the situation. The inflatable boat involved in the incident has unfortunately sunk,” stated the Coast Guard in an official communication.