Migrants stranded on islet in Evros River, rescue underway

A major rescue operation is underway in northeastern Greece after irregular migrants became trapped on an islet in the Evros River, where there has been flooding recently.

It is thought that about 25 people have been trapped in the river. Regional officials, the Civil Aviation Authority and the coast guard are working together to rescue the migrants.

Evros’s deputy regional governor Dimitris Petrovic said that the migrants probably became stranded as they tried to cross the river due to the high level of the water, which has been rising for the past few days.