Thu. Dec 1st, 2022

At least one migrant died after a small boat sank in the Aegean Sea, the Greek coast guard said on Thursday.

Ten other people were rescued by two patrol boats near the island of Kos late Wednesday, authorities added.

After receiving a distress call, Greek authorities said they found all 11 men in the water.

One of the migrants was found unconscious, and was later pronounced dead upon arrival at the port of Kos.

“According to rescuers, there were no other people on board,” the Coast Guard said in statement.

The incident happened just a few weeks after that at least 23 people died when two migrant boats sank near the islands of Evia and Samos. Several others are still missing.

Greece is one of the main destinations for migrants from Africa and the Middle East who want to reach Europe.

The Greek coast guard says it has rescued around 1,500 people in the first eight months of 2022, compared to less than 600 last year.