The pace of refugees still risking their lives to cross into Greece has not slowed since the summer, despite dipping temperatures and treacherous weather conditions.
A wooden boat headed for the Greek island of Lesbos capsized on Wednesday. The Greek coastguard said it was able to rescue 242 people, but at least seven people, including children, drowned. At least 38 more were still missing on Thursday. This was the fourth boat capsizing incident in 24 hours.
The boat left the Turkish city of Assos at around 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Although the journey is only a few miles, each passenger had to pay upwards of $2,740.
Lesbos has been one of the primary points of entry into Europe for refugees. It's located only a few miles from Turkey and is positioned on the Aegean Sea. The number of refugees who have entered through Greece has now exceeded 500,000.
Many of those who made it ashore on Wednesday were suffering from hypothermia.
Scroll down to see photos of the rescue:
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