Coast Guard rescues 11 off Lesvos

Coast Guard rescues 11 off Lesvos

The Hellenic Coast Guard rescued 11 people off the island of Lesvos on Wednesday after reports of a sinking vessel. At approximately 11.30 a.m. Coast Guard ships spotted the semi-submerged boat and rescued 10 men and a woman who were taken to the port of Mitylene and the Welcome and Identification Center at Kara Tepe.

One man was also charged with causing a shipwreck, as well as endangerment, as he allegedly used a knife to sink the boat.

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