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+++Fire-fighting helicopter crash off Samos: 2 rescued, 2 dead UPDATE (video, pcts)

A fire-fighting helicopter crashed into the sea off the island of Samos on Wednesday afternoon. Four crew member missing. Big Search and Rescue Operation underway. According to preliminary information, the helicopter, type ER-MH4, crashed while it was attempting to collect water from the sea. The helicopter was participating in the …

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Shipwreck with over 100 migrants off Mykonos; injured, missing (video)

A big Search And Rescue operation has been launched by the Greek Coast Guard after it was alerted on a shipwreck with over 100 migrants on board of a sailing boat carrying them from Turkey to Europe via Greece. According to preliminary reports, there are injured passengers and at least …

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11 migrants die, 92 rescued when boat capsizes off Antikythera

A total of 92 migrants who were trapped on the islet of Prassonisi, north of Antikythera, were rescued on Friday. Another 11 people died when the boat ran aground and their bodies were retrieved from the sea by the Greek Coast Guard. The migrants were on a sailing boat that …

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Tragedy in the Aegean: Woman, 4 children die after migrants boat sinks off Chios

The bodies of one woman and four children have been recovered out of six people believed to be missing after a dinghy carrying 27 migrants capsized and sank off the south-east coast of the island of Chios early Tuesday morning. According to state broadcaster ERT, the woman and two children …

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At least 8 people missing when boat capsizes off Crete; 37 rescued

The Greek Coast Guard continues the Search and Rescue operation South off island of Crete Friday noon after a boat carrying migrants capsized and some 8 people are missing. 37 people have been rescued so far. for several people believed missing a day after a boat carrying dozens of migrants …

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Refugee child dies, 6 missing in shipwreck off Samos UPD

One child died and six people are missing after a boat carrying migrant and refugees form Turkey to Greece capsized near the island of Samos early Sunday. 17 people have been reportedly rescued. According to media, the Greek Coast Guard recovered the body of the child from the sea area …

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Help “Ippothesis” provide shelter and hay to horses rescued from abuse

While the world is facing the challenge of a fast-spreading virus, the Greek NGO Ippothesis is facing a further challenge: feeding and caring for their equines, horses they have rescued from abuse and neglect. In this last month donations have dramatically decreased, while grant funding requests have been rejected before …

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High-school boy rescues puppies dumped on a road in Chania

A high school boy in Chania emptied his back bag from school books and put two puppies inside. He had spotted them dumped on a street and fearing the two cutties would be hit by a car, he quickly found this clever solution: to carry them to school where he …

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Two elderly women rescued from apartment fire in south Athens (video)

Two elderly women were rescued from a fire that broke out in an fifth-floor apartment in Palaio Faliro suburb of southern Athens on Thursday morning. Both women were transferred to hospital. One suffered injuries in hands, legs and face, the second had respiratory issues. Based on footage from the scene, …

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13 migrants rescued off Samos, one woman died during crossing

Thirteen migrants sailing from the Turkish coast to the island of Samos were rescued by members of the Greek Coast Guard early Friday morning. On board of the boat was also a woman who had died during the crossing to Greece. Officials said they found the dead 65-year-old woman. Other …

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Heartbreaking dog rescue in Athens wildfires (videos, picts)

Burned and wounded, scared and hungry… a living creature with all signs of torment and suffering in the Athens wildfires. A matted dog who managed to survive after he sought refugee from the sweeping flames in a burned-out furnace in a forest in the area of Mati. The animal was …

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Therapy Miniature Horses narrowly escape Athens wildfires

The nine Gainesville Therapy Miniature Horses narrowly escaped the fire in East Attica and are well and safe. The facility of the Gentle Carousel Greece Therapy Miniature Horses is based in Rafina one of the coastal resorts in East Attica where the wild fires of Monday killed more than 88 …

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German hiker rescued after suffering dehydration while touring mountains of Crete

The adventure of a German tourist ended late Thursday afternoon, when rescue teams reached the woman and led her back to safety. The 50-year-old woman on a a hiking tour from Sougia to Agia Roumeli in the mountainous area of Chania on the island of Crete. She reportedly lost her …

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Orphan bear cub, Luigi, in heartwarming video; he was wandering on motorway

Bear cub, Luigi, is just a few months old. He was found wandering alone on a motorway with dangerous traffic in North Greece. No mother was in sight. An orphan alone on a motorway where several old and younger bears have fallen victims to traffic accidents? An animal loving citizen …

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Injured French climber rescued at 2,200m altitude on Mt Olympus

In an operation that lasted more than twelve hours, members of Greek Rescue Team brought a French climber to safety. The 25-year-old climber got injured and trapped at an altitude of 2,100-2,200 meters in Gavos area on the Mount of Olympos. A total of 16 rescuers took part in the …

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