Greek coast guard rescued dozens of migrants in Mediterranean

Greek coast guard rescued dozens of migrants in MediterraneanGreece's coast guard says it has rescued dozens of migrants whose boat ran aground on a deserted islet off the coast of southwestern Greece, hundreds of miles from the usual entry point of migrants into the European Union nation.

The coast guard said Friday the boat carrying about 70 people ran aground overnight on the tiny islet of Sapientza, off the southwestern tip of the Peloponnese. The vast majority of migrants reach Greece's eastern Aegean islands a few miles from the Turkish coast.

Coast guard vessels picked up the migrants Friday morning, ferrying them to the mainland where they will be registered. It was not immediately clear what type of boat they had been on, where they had set sail from or where they had been sailing to.
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