Reports state 2 women drown when a vessel with 250 immigrants went aground off the shores of the small island of Pantelleria, Italy. The small fishing vessel was dangerously overloaded when it struck rocks near the coast. The vessel had gotten lost when it went into the shallow waters offshore. Many immigrants threw themselves into the water trying to reach shore even with the choppy seas. Two patrol boats were able to rescue several in the water while rescuers onshore secured a line to help getting them out of the sea.