Toddler Found Dead Off Lesbos

Kusadasi Ilgun, the sunken 6-meter (20-foot) plastic boat, lies in waters 3 meters (10 feet) deep just 20 meters (yards) off the eastern Greek island of Samos on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Greek authorities say 11 more people have drown on the dangerous crossing from Turkey to Greece after the boat carrying nearly 30 refugees sank in heavy seas near the eastern island of Samos. (Alexis Malagaris/Samos Divers Association via AP)

Greek authorities say a toddler’s body has been retrieved off the shore of Lesbos island in the eastern Aegean Sea.

The boy, aged 2 to 3, was wearing an orange life jacket on top of his clothes, according to a coast guard statement. An autopsy will be performed on the island of Lesbos.

The coast guard had announced earlier that because of good weather, no fatalities had been recorded Saturday, the first such day since Oct. 27.

There had been no reports of a missing child from today’s arrivals, a coast guard spokeswoman told The Associated Press on customary condition of anonymity.

“Until we identify the boy, we cannot exclude anything,” she said, leaving open the possibility that the child may have drowned before Saturday.

–By Demetris Nellas in Athens.

Kusadasi Ilgun, the sunken 6-meter (20-foot) plastic boat, lies in waters 3 meters (10 feet) deep just 20 meters (yards) off the eastern Greek island of Samos on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Greek authorities say 11 more people have drown on the dangerous crossing from Turkey to Greece after the boat carrying nearly 30 refugees sank in heavy seas near the eastern island of Samos. (Alexis Malagaris/Samos Divers Association via AP)
It is not known what happened to the drowned toddler. Authorities do their best to track the crafts involved in migrant traffic. The boat above was found off Samos on Nov. 1