199 Syrian Refugees Rescued From Boat Off the Coast of Sicily

All reportedly in good health


SIRACUSA, Italy, July 23 (UPI) — Italian officials said a boat rescued 199 Syrian refugees Tuesday off the coast of Siracusa, Sicily.

The 49-foot wooden boat included 19 women and 17 children, ANSA reported.

All passengers said they were fleeing war-torn Syria and were in good health.