Rescue mission for migrants in Cyprus

  • 04/11/2015

Cypriot search and rescue services say they are carrying out an operation to save a boatload of migrants in difficulties off the eastern Mediterranean island.

Officials were unable to say how many people were on board the vessel.

The Cyprus News Agency said the boat sent out a distress call late last night (local time) from off the resort town of Ayia Napa on the southeastern coast.

CNA says high winds in the area were making the operation difficult, but that two aircraft were at the scene helping to save those on board.