Iranian migrant drowns off island of Lesvos

Iranian migrant drowns off island of Lesvos

A 27-year-old Iranian migrant drowned on Sunday off the northern coast of Lesvos as he was swimming with a group of compatriots, Coast Guard officers said.

According to the accounts of witnesses, the Iranian man appeared to lose consciousness while swimming at a depth of just one meter.

He was transferred to the nearest hospital where medics confirmed his death on arrival.

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.