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One dead after ship sinks off Greek island

The body of a man was earlier located and taken to Mytilene

27 November, 13:01

(ANSA-AFP) - ATHENS, NOV 27 - Greek rescuers on Sunday were searching for 12 people missing after a ship sank in gale-force winds off the Aegean island of Lesbos, with the authorities finding one crew member dead and saving another. A helicopter last flew to the wreck site at 7:00 pm (1700 GMT) while seven vessels, a coastguard vessel and a frigate were to continue combing the area all night long, the Greek coastguard told AFP.
    The body of a man was earlier located and taken to the port of Mytilene, the capital of Lesbos, a statement said. In the morning, a navy helicopter had picked up one crew member from the Comoros-flagged Raptor cargo ship who was taken to Lesbos General Hospital alive. The ERT state-run news website said the man, an Egyptian, was found floating on a barrel and in good health despite head wounds. (ANSA-AFP).
   

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