4 Dead, 342 People Rescued From Sinking Migrant Boat in the Mediterranean Sea

capsized inflatable boat  in the sea

Four bodies were recovered and 342 people were rescued today from a sinking migrant boat carrying hundreds of refugees in the Mediterranean Sea, according to the Organization for Migration, which estimates there could be around 700 on board.

The vessel resembled a large fishing boat that had been carrying a “significant number” of people when it was located roughly 75 miles south of Crete island, the Greek Coast Guard said.

Five commercial ships, two Coast Guard vessels and a Greek Air Force plane were helping in the rescue effort.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Brian McBride

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