17 Syrian refugees rescued off Cape Greco in south Cyprus

A group of 17 Syrian refugees including 12 men, one woman and four children were on Monday rescued by Greek Cypriot marine police off the Cape Greco coast.

The boat that had set off in Lebanon was spotted at around noon on Monday, at a distance of some 50 nautical miles off Cape Greco in Ayia Napa, police said.

At around 5pm, the boat was approached by port police, who helped the group to board their boat, leaving behind the boat on which they arrived.
The Syrians were transferred to the Larnaca police station at around 8pm in order to verify their details and to complete investigations into the case report Cyprus Mail.

The boat was about five metres long and made of fibre glass, police said.
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