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Fourth day of investigations to find person that jumped off boat at Cape Greko

Investigations by the Police and the Joint Rescue Coordination Center continue in order to find a person who on 22 August jumped off a boat where he was together with another 18 illegal immigrants.

The authorities are searching the areas of Agia Napa, Cape Greko, and Protaras.

It is reminded that on 22 August, the radar of the Port Authority spotted two boats with seemingly illegal migrants sailing in a sea area of Famagusta.

A Coast Guard vessel sailed to the area and stopped a wooden boat with 69 people from Lebanon. A second boat with 19 people also from Lebanon was also seen.

At some point, five persons out of the 19 jumped into the sea. The policemen threw life jackets to them and managed to get four of them. The fifth person swam away and despite police efforts has not so far been found. Research continues.

 

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