Meet the diving club volunteers saving migrants off Greece

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Meet the diving club volunteers saving migrants off Greece

Authors: Apostolos Staikos & Valerie Gauriat | euronews.com | 21 May 2019

On the Greek island of Samos, a group of local divers formed an amateur club to enjoy exploring the waters of the Aegean.

But the refugee crisis has changed their priorities. Now, they save migrants in danger of drowning while trying to reach Europe.

When a migrant boat approaches, harbour officials alert the divers who have so far conducted out about 180 search and rescue operations — sometimes in stormy weather. Read more>>>