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21 migrants, among them six children, rescued off Rhodes (SAR video)

The Greek Coast Guard successfully carried out a search and rescue operation with two of its vessels north-east off the island of Rhodes on Sunday, rescuing 21 migrants from a sinking dinghy. Adverse weather conditions were in the area during the SAR operation, with winds blowing with intensity of 6 Beaufort.

Video: Search And Rescue operation by Greek Coast Guard

Among the passengers of the inflatable boat were six minor children, four boys and two girls, as well as 13 men and two woman.

Some people with mobility problems were also on board, while four of the passengers were taken to the hospital of Rhodes. According to information of local daily dimokratiki their health is not in danger.

The majority of the migrants are Syrian nationals.

The Search and Rescue Operation of the Coast Guard was launched after someone on the boat called the European Emergency Number 112.

Two Coast Guard boats spotted the dinghy and managed to rescue the passengers.

According to the Greek Coast Guard no passenger has been missing.

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