Twenty refugees salvaged from the sea east of Rhodes island

Greek Hellenic Coast Guard Kos

Twenty refugees were rescued by two Hellenic Coast Guard vessels in the sea waters of Kolimbia, east of the island of Rhodes on Saturday.

According to the Hellenic Coast Guard, 5 refugees were salvaged from the sea, and another 15 were collected from onboard an inflatable dinghy. All these include a girl minor, an adult woman and 18 men, all Syrian nationals.

The refugees are in good health, and they have been safely transported to the main port of Rhodes.