Successful rescue operation for stranded migrants in Evros River

An EMAK search-and-rescue team on Monday successfully carried out an operation to pick up 30 irregular migrants stranded on a shoal in the middle of the Evros River at Lavara, where they were earlier abandoned by a Turkish migrant trafficker.

An EMAK team assisted by the coast guard and with the support of the Civil Protection service transported the 30 migrants, 26 from Pakistan and four from Bangladesh, in two boats. Despite their ordeal and the difficult weather conditions in Evros on Monday, all the rescued migrants were reported to be in good health.