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Three fishermen dead in Argolic Gulf tragedy

The bodies of three amateur fishermen who died after their boat overturned in rough seas in the Argolic Gulf, off the eastern Peloponnese, were recovered by the coast guard yesterday. The three friends, two Greeks, aged 45 and 60, and a 35-year-old Albanian, had borrowed the boat to go fishing on Sunday but encountered near gale-force winds measuring up to 7 on the Beaufort scale. The owner of the boat notified the coast guard late on Sunday night when he learned that the three men had not returned. A search was launched and a Super Puma helicopter found the boat capsized at around 11.30 p.m. A coast guard vessel located and recovered the three bodies in the area of Vourlia Bay yesterday morning. An investigation by the coast guard authorities in Tolo is under way to determine the circumstances of the tragedy.