Six bodies wash up on Greek island of Lesvos

Greek Hellenic Coast Guard

Greece’s coast guard says six bodies have been recovered from the shore of the eastern island of Lesvos, and authorities suspect the people were migrants who died in their attempt to make it to Greece from the nearby Turkish coast.

The coast guard said the bodies of the three men and three women were found early Tuesday morning near the island’s main town of Mytilene. There were no signs of a wreckage and the discovery of the bodies was not preceded by any call to emergency numbers about a boat in difficulty near the island, the coast guard said. None of the six had been wearing life jackets.