Watch The Med Alarm Phone Investigations – 28th August 2015Case name
: Group of travellers in distress but able to reach the island of Lesvos independently Status of WTM Investigations
: ConcludedPlace of Incidents
: Aegean SeaSummary of the case
: On Friday the 28th of August 2015, the Alarm Phone received an SOS call in the evening via Nawal Soufi’s activist network. With the provided mobile phone number our shift team contacted the travellers immediately, at approximately 8.50pm. They told us that they were 15 people from Syria and children were amongst them. They were in panic as water was entering their vessel. We informed the Greek coastguards on Lesvos Island about the situation. However, when we were able to reach the group again, they had made it to Lesvos independently. We informed the Greek coastguards and advised the group to call 112 in order to get further assistance on the island.