Published On: Fri, Jul 30th, 2021
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Greece: Dinghy With Migrants Sinks; 3 Missing, 10 Rescuedon July 30, 2021 at 12:50 pm

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ATHENS, Greece—A search and rescue operation is underway Friday near Greece’s island of Lesbos along the maritime border with Turkey, after an inflatable dinghy carrying migrants apparently sank, authorities said. Ten people had been rescued and another three were believed to be missing, Greece’s coast guard said. Two coast guard patrol boats, a vessel from the European border agency Frontex, one helicopter, and two aircraft, as well as a vessel that had been sailing nearby, were involved in the search operation, the coast guard said. Turkey’s coast guard had also been informed of the incident. According to the Greek coast guard, the dinghy appeared to have sunk inside Turkish territorial waters, with initially one survivor swimming into Greek territorial waters and being picked up by Greek authorities. Another nine people were then rescued from inside Turkish territorial waters, they said. Survivors told authorities there had been a total of 13 …

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