Refugees assist in rescue of firemen in Lesvos

ANA-MPA — In a poignant twist of fate, two Greek firemen needing rescue on the island of Lesvos found help from four Iranians that had just alighted on the island as migrants from the Turkish shore.

The four men were walking the long trek from Sykamnia where they had come ashore to the port town of Mytilene and became eye-witnesses of an accident involving a fire engine that came off the road and fell down a steep ravine, with two fire men trapped inside.
The four immediately descended the five-metre slope to their aid and tried to extricate the injured men trapped in the vehicle. They also stayed on hand and assisted in the operation to extricate the firemen and deliver them to an emergency services (EKAB) ambulance.