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Terrifying, Dizzying Images Of Man Being Rescued From Tip Of Submerged Boat

The Syrian migrant was a survivor on a capsized vessel in the Aegean Sea, rescued by the Turkish Coast Guard. 27 people died in the shipwreck.

Posted on February 11, 2016, at 11:59 a.m. ET

The Turkish Coast Guard released dramatic video of a rescue mission that took place on Monday in the Aegean Sea.

Turkish Coast Guard / AP

The body camera footage shows a member of a helicopter crew diving into the Bay of Edrimit, trying to save a migrant clinging to the tip of an almost completely submerged boat.

Turkish Coast Guard / AP

The Turkish Coast Guard identified the man as Pelen Hussein, a 20-year-old from Syria.

Turkish Coast Guard / Reuters

Hussein and the rest of the passengers on the ship were attempting to reach the Greek island of Lesbos when the vessel capsized. The Turkish Coast Guard says 27 people, including 11 children, died as the boat sank.

Turkish Coast Guard / Reuters

The International Organization for Migration says 409 people have already died attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea in 2016. The first six weeks of the new year saw a tenfold increase in migrant crossings compared to the same time last year.

Turkish Coast Guard / Reuters

Watch the full video of the rescue operation here.

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