The testimony of a Syrian that was collected on July 25 by a fishing boat, according to which he was aboard with 11 more individuals on a boat that began its journey from Turkey and headed to one of the Greek islands, caused the mobilization of the local port authorities.
The aforementioned Syrian managed to save himself because he hooked on a life jacket. He was transferred to the hospital, where he is being hospitalized. As he said, the Turkish smuggler abandoned them and the boat sank.
Two Port Authority vessels, a Navy boat, a Super Puma helicopter, as well as a Port Authority aircraft, are participating in the investigation that is held to locate the remaining seven missing immigrants.