Three people drowned and at least 12 are believed to be missing in a migrant shipwreck off the island of Mykonos, the Greek coast guard said on Friday.
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The bodies of two women and a man were found during a search effort that began in the early hours of Friday after a boat capsized in the Aegean Sea off Mykonos, the coast guard said.
Two men, a Syrian and a Palestinian, were rescued, and according to their accounts a total of 17 people were on board the boat, a coast guard official said.
Four coast guard vessels and three helicopters have fanned out in a search and rescue mission, the official added.
The tragic shipwreck outside Mykonos is growing in scale, first it was informed that two people had been rescued and six people were missing, now new information indicates that there was 17 people onboard the boat when it capsized.— Aegean Boat Report (@ABoatReport) May 26, 2023
So far two people have been rescued, three… pic.twitter.com/1wlCqBQeTc