Cyprus Mail

Authorities call off search for missing migrant


Authorities on Tuesday called off search and rescue efforts for a migrant that reportedly went missing at sea, after diving off the ship he was on coming to Cyprus.

In an announcement, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre said that they ended operations to find the missing migrant at 8am.

The center added that a helicopter and drone took part in the operation, along with boats from the national guard, a second helicopter from the air force, and police boats.

There were also authorities on foot looking along the shores.

On Sunday, authorities rescued 190 migrants who arrived off the coast of Cape Greco when they were about 10 nautical miles away from the shore.

As they approached the coast at around two nautical miles left, the migrant jumped into the waters.

Follow the Cyprus Mail on Google News

Related Posts

Platform opens for 2024 conscript soldier declarations

Jonathan Shkurko

Reports in flooded drug warehouse case

Nikolaos Prakas

The most boring day in Cyprus’ history?

Alix Norman

Flights resume after Israel attack

Jonathan Shkurko

Cyprus property market bruised by inflation and geopolitical conflicts, council president says

Kyriacos Nicolaou

Keravnos: No threat to Cyprus’ economy amid Middle East tensions

Nikolaos Prakas