Migrants missing at sea rescued by a Super Puma helicopter

Two migrants missing at sea since this morning six miles north of the Aegean island of Samos were rescued by a Super Puma helicopter on Thursday evening. One of them was well in his health but the other was unconscious and had to be transferred to the island’s hospital.

The search began after authorities found a plastic dinghy carrying some 40 migrants, who reported that two more of their number had jumped out of the dinghy in an attempt to swim to shore.