NewsRecord-high temperatures in Greece lead to tragic tourist deaths

Record-high temperatures in Greece lead to tragic tourist deaths

The town of Mandaraki near Corfu in Greece. It is here where another body was found on the beach.
The town of Mandaraki near Corfu in Greece. It is here where another body was found on the beach.
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Beata Bialik

17 June 2024 10:03

Record-high temperatures in Greece are taking a deadly toll on tourists who decide to spend their holiday on the islands despite the heat. Local media reported that on Sunday, in the town of Mandaraki, the body of another victim was found. This time, it was an American tourist who had been missing since Thursday, 13th June.

During the day, the temperature in Greece regularly exceeds 40 degrees Celsius. Despite this, many tourists venture outside without proper headgear.

Such extreme weather conditions are increasingly taking a deadly toll. Media worldwide have been reporting deaths from heat exhaustion among tourists for several days.

There have been tragic events during the hot days since early June in Greece. Already, seven foreign tourists have lost their lives while hiking. The latest victim, the American who had been missing since Thursday, was reported dead on Sunday, 16th June, by Dailymail.

The body of the missing man was found on a rocky beach on the small Greek island of Mandaraki by another tourist. Earlier, his disappearance had been reported by his host, a friend of Greek-American descent.

According to reports, the man was last seen in a local café with two women on Tuesday.

This is already the seventh victim of the Greek heatwave in recent times. On Saturday, the fire department found a 74-year-old Dutch tourist lying face down in a ravine about 300 metres from where he was last seen a week ago.

Last week, Dr Michael Mosley, the beloved British television presenter and MailOnline columnist, was also found dead on the island of Symi after collapsing during a hike. Also, on the Cyclades, on the island of Amorgos, searches are ongoing for a 59-year-old American tourist who went missing last Tuesday.

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