Six Migrants Missing From Inflatable Dinghy Near Leros

Leros Six 6 Migrants Missing

Greek authorities are searching for six people reported as missing by a group of migrants who were found on the south-eastern Aegean Sea island of Leros.

A sea-and-air seach has been mounted for the migrants who had been crossing to Leros from the nearby Turkish coast in an inflatable dinghy.

Greece’s coast guard said 49 people were found on a beach on Leros.

The migrants, who were all in good health, reported there had been 55 people overall on the flimsy vessel.

In a separate operation on Thursday in southwestern Greece, passing rescue ships also rescued 85 migrants from a wooden vessel in distress that was heading in the direction of Italy.

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