Greek coastguard rescues over 200 refugees from Lesbos island
Oct.29, Athens: At least 242 refugees have been rescued by the Greek coastguard on Wednesday when their wooden boat sank north of the island of Lesbos. But at least three drowned, including two small boys, authorities have said.
Coastguards and local residents assisted the migrants off the vessel after it arrived at the port of Molivos on Lesbos. An extensive search was under way in the area. officials said.
Medics provided first aid to small children who were lying on the ground wrapped in thermal blankets. Other migrants were given oxygen masks and rushed to the hospital in ambulances.
More than 500,000 refugees have entered Greece through its outlying islands this year, in what has become the biggest humanitarian crisis on the continent in decades.
The Oslo Times