Fishermen save 18-month-old Syrian refugee found floating at sea

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TURKEY — Two fishermen saved a toddler who was found floating in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey.

The 18-month-old boy and his mother were among a group of migrants who were trying to reach Greece when their boat sunk last week.

The fishermen found them floating in the water.

They thought the boy was dead, but then they heard him making faint noises.

They pulled him into their boat, made sure he could breathe and wrapped him in blankets.

He was treated for hypothermia and is doing fine now.

Witnesses say 15 migrants who were on the boat with the boy are missing and presumed dead.

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