Coast Guard still searching for missing refugees off Lesvos

4 August 2016
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A search and rescue operation was launched on Thursday morning about two miles off the coast of Lesvos, after their boat appears to have turned over.

So far the Coast Guard has rescued a total of 69 people, with two more reportedly still missing at sea. The Coast Guard has transferred those rescued to the port of Mytilene.

Aside from the aforementioned, another 54 people arrived on Lesvos and Chios – 23 and 31 respectively – in the past 24 hours.

At present there are a total of 7,458 refugees and migrants on the islands in the north Aegean: 3,645 on Lesvos, 2,766 on Chios and 1,038 on Samos.

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