A total of 69 migrants and refugees rescued on Monday

The Greek coast guard found and rescued 69 migrants and refugees in two separate incidents on Monday.

Specifically, a patrol vessel located a dinghy with 37 foreign nationals on board in the sea region Aghia Paraskevi, Alexandroupolis early on Monday. The migrants and refugees were safely transferred to the port of Alexandroupolis.

In a separate incident, the Greek coast guard located and rescued 32 migrants and refugees that were on a dinghy in the sea region of Agrielia, Lesvos island. They were transferred to the port of Mytilene and the 48-year-old steering the boat was arrested.