Two-month-old infant dies in migrant shipwreck off Lesbos

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A two-month-old infant was recovered dead in the early hours of Friday from a migrant wreckage off Lesbos, a coroner told AFP on Saturday.

The baby boy was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, coroner Theodoros Nousias said.

The accident occurred when the plastic dinghy carrying migrants of mostly African origin hit rocks on the shore in the Fara area, the Lesbos migrant reception centre sources told AFP.

 Coast Guard

They migrants managed to get to the shore and informed the local authorities.

The Greek coastguard said Saturday that it was called to the area Friday noon and found 30 migrants alive as well as the dead baby.