Greek police search for four Turkish asylum seekers after boat capsizes in river
GENEVA - The Associated Press
Greek police said on July 19 a search and rescue operation is underway in the Meriç (Evros) River on the Greek-Turkish border for a woman and three young boys reported missing after the boat they were using to cross the border capsized.
Police said that three men, a woman and a child had been found alive on the bank of the Greek side of the river.
The survivors, who include the husband of the missing woman, said their boat overturned as they attempted to cross the river at night, and that the woman and three children, all under six years old, didn’t make it to the river bank.
Police said all survivors were "Turks."
The Meriç River which flows along the border is frequently used by migrants and refugees crossing from Turkey.