Last Update: 12:42
Three fishermen were found dead in the rocky area of Prasonisi this morning after an intense search for them took place overnight.
The three men had made a distress call from their cell phones to relatives back on the shores of Rhodes shortly after 10 pm, saying that their boat had a problem. The appropriate authorities were contacted and a super puma helicopter and search boat were deployed.
The bodies of the men were found in the early morning hours of Wednesday and were identified as men aged 72, 67, and 64-years-old.
So far sources are reporting that it is suspected the boat may have hit a rock, but nothing has been confirmed. The weather is not believed to have been a factor in this tragedy.