Greece Heatwave Horror: 6 Tourists Dead, Families in Anguish

Greece Heatwave Horror 6 Tourists Dead, Families in Anguish

On the Greek island of Crete, a 67-year-old German man was discovered dead, according to authorities on Monday. This is the sixth tourist fatality in June amid an exceptionally hot spell.

After hiking in a canyon in the Sougia region on Sunday alone, the traveler called his wife a few hours later to let her know he wasn’t feeling well.

“A search and rescue operation started immediately and a special rescue unit with drones spotted the man’s (body) in Trypiti canyon,” According to a police Officer.

The dead German was not identified by the police.

The risks of being exposed to temperatures that approach or surpass 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) have been brought to light by a slew of tourist deaths and disappearances that occurred during an uncommon June heatwave throughout the Mediterranean nation.

In addition, search parties are looking for a 59-year-old American police officer vacationing on the island of Amorgos, as well as two French women, ages 73 and 64, who are on the island of Sikinos.

A 55-year-old American and a Dutch tourist were discovered deceased earlier this month on the Aegean island of Samos and the Greek island of Mathraki in the Ionian Sea, respectively.

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A four-day search by airplanes, drones, and boats resulted in the discovery of British TV personality Michael Mosley’s death on Symi, another island in the Aegean, on June 9. Right before going missing, he had gone on a walk by himself in the intense heat.


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