Rescue operation to locate refugees in danger off the coasts of Lakonia underway

A rescue operation is underway to locate unknown number of migrants and refugees that were on board a yacht in the sea region of Gerolimenas, Lakonia.

According to coast guard, a passenger called 112 asking for help. A freighter, a fishing boat and two coast guard patrol vessels are rushing to the spot.

In the area are blowing northeastern winds reaching 7 on the Beaufort scale.