The Latest: Greece updates migrant boat sinking toll to 14

The Latest on the sinking of a suspected migrant boat off Greece (all times local):

11 a.m.

Greece's coast guard says the bodies of 14 people have been recovered from the sea off a Greek island in the eastern Aegean following the sinking of a suspected migrant smuggling boat.

A massive search and rescue operation was underway to locate others believed missing.

Initially, the bodies of four children, one man and one woman were recovered off the island of Agathonisi, south of the island of Samos, the coast guard said Saturday..

Eight more bodies were recovered a short time later southeast of Agathonisi, the coast guard said. A spokeswoman said it was not immediately known whether they were adults or minors.

Three people - two women and a man - managed to reach the coast and alert authorities. The three told authorities they had been in a wooden boat which sank with an estimated 21 people on board.

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9:15 a.m.

Greece's coast guard says the bodies of six people have been recovered from the sea off a Greek island in the eastern Aegean following the sinking of a suspected migrant smuggling boat.

The bodies of four children, one man and one woman were recovered off the island of Agathonisi Saturday morning, the coast guard said. Three people — two women and a man — managed to reach the coast and alert authorities to the boat sinking.

The three told authorities they had been in a wooden boat carrying an estimated 21 people which sank, for reasons that were not immediately clear.

A massive search and rescue operation was underway involving three aircraft, Greek navy and coast guard vessels, a vessel from the European border agency Frontex and private boats.