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10/29/2015 11:28 am ET

Heart-Wrenching Photos Show Rescued Refugees Arriving In Lesbos

A wooden boat carrying refugees capsized in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday.

The pace of refugees still risking their lives to cross into Greece has not slowed since the summer, despite dipping temperatures and treacherous weather conditions.

A wooden boat headed for the Greek island of Lesbos capsized on Wednesday. The Greek coastguard said it was able to rescue 242 people, but at least seven people, including children, drowned. At least 38 more were still missing on Thursday. This was the fourth boat capsizing incident in 24 hours. 

The boat left the Turkish city of Assos at around 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Although the journey is only a few miles, each passenger had to pay upwards of $2,740.

 Lesbos has been one of the primary points of entry into Europe for refugees. It's located only a few miles from Turkey and is positioned on the Aegean Sea. The number of refugees who have entered through Greece has now exceeded 500,000.

Many of those who made it ashore on Wednesday were suffering from hypothermia.

Scroll down to see photos of the rescue: 

  • Santi Palacios/Associated Press
    A man wearing a thermal blanket reacts after arriving on Lesbos, Greece, on Oct. 28, 2015.
  • Kostis Ntantamis/Associated Press
    Refugees and migrants sit atop a heavily-listing small vessel on the way to Lesbos, Greece, on Oct. 30, 2015.
  • Darrin Zammit Lupi / Reuters
    Volunteers approach a rubber dinghy packed with migrants and refugees as it arrives on Lesbos on Jan. 29, 2016.
  • Santi Palacios/Associated Press
    Syrians and Iraqis disembark on Lesbos, Greece, after arriving on a wooden boat from Turkey on Oct. 26, 2015.
  • Rodrigo Avellaneda/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
    People hail a dinghy as it arrives to Lesbos on March 22, 2016.
  • Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images
    A woman arrives on Lesbos, Greece, on Oct. 28, 2015.
  • Santi Palacios/Associated Press
    Women hug each other after they arrive to Lesbos, Greece, on Oct. 29, 2015.
  • Darrin Zammit Lupi / Reuters
    A child eats a banana as hot drinks are distributed moments after the arrival of a rubber dinghy on Lesbos, on Jan. 29, 2016.
  • Santo Palacios/Associated Press
    A man helps a girl disembark at Lesbos, Greece, on Oct. 29, 2015.
  • Santi Palacios/Associated Press
    An man rests on a beach after arriving on Lesbos, Greece, on Oct. 19, 2015.
  • Santi Palacios/Associated Press
    A woman takes a photograph after her arrival to Lesbos, Greece, on Oct. 21, 2015.
  • Darrin Zammit Lupi / Reuters
    A boy wrapped in a thermal blanket holds a pair of dry socks after arriving to Lesbos on Jan. 29, 2016.
  • Santi Palacios/Associated Press
    Afghans warm up with thermal blankets provided by volunteers at the village of Skala Sikaminias on Lesbos, Greece, on Oct. 22, 2015.
  • Santi Palacios/Associated Press
    Migrants and refugees arrive at Lesbos, Greece, on Oct. 28, 2015.
  • Santi Palacios/Associated Press
    Afghans arrive on Lesbos, Greece, on Oct. 27, 2015.
  • Santi Palacios/Associated Press
    A man holding a baby disembarks from a dinghy after arriving to Lesbos, Greece, on Oct. 25, 2015.
  • ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images
    A woman hugs a boy after arriving to Lesbos on Feb. 29, 2016.

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