Boat Capsizes off the Coast of Lesbos

Photo | 16 December, 2015

A wooden refugee boat capsized about a mile and a half off the coast of Lesbos. On arrival at the scene, all refugees were in the water and a major rescue operation involving Greenpeace, MSF, Frontex, Sea Watch and Proactiva ensued. A total of 83 people were rescued, while two people drowned - an 80-year-old man and nine-month old girl.