Search continues off Greek island for missing migrants

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Saturday, July 24, 2021
Search continues off Greek island for missing migrants

AP News | 24 July 2021|

Search continues off Greek island for missing migrants

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A search and rescue operation continued into the night Friday off the coast of the Greek island of Crete for several people believed missing a day after a sailboat carrying dozens of migrants sank in high winds. 

Greece’s coast guard said 37 people had been rescued from the sea or the sinking boat by late Thursday. According to survivors, there had been about 45 people on board.

The migration ministry issued a series of tweets late Friday saying that “at least 7 people died, and several more are missing.”

But the coast guard said no bodies had been recovered as of that time, and that eight people were still officially listed as missing.

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