Coast guard rescues 61 migrants off Kos


Coast guard officers rescued 61 migrants off the island of Kos on Tuesday and arrested two suspected traffickers while another 40 migrants arrived on Lesvos.

A coast guard vessel was dispatched early in the morning after a smuggling boat was seen to be foundering a short distance from the shore. The vessel was found to have sprung a leak and was letting on water.

The 61 migrants rescued by coast guard workers were said to be in good health. Two men, aged 28 and 37, were detained as the suspected smugglers.

Also on Tuesday a boat carrying around 40 migrants arrived on Lesvos from neighboring Turkey.