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One race athlete dead, one seriously injured when lightning strikes in N. Greece

One athlete was killed and another was seriously injured when a lightning struck participants of the Six Peaks Night Mountain Race on mountain Falakro in northern Greece in the early hours of Sunday. A third athlete survived with hypothermia, while the fourth athlete in the group, a woman, escaped the …

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39 Syrian refugees finally evacuated from Evros river

After several days and following pressure and general outcry, Greek authorities announced that they had found the stranded refugees in Evros river.  In the previous days Greek Police had announced that they could could not locate the refugees, denying at the same time that they were on Greek territory. “After …

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Halkidiki: One of two missing tourists found swimming 14 n.m. off Kassandra coast

Οne of two men who went missing on Saturday in the sea region of Possidi, Halkidiki, was found and rescued 14 nautical miles off the area he went into the water. 30-year-old Ivan managed to survive 20 hours in rough sea thanks to a children’s ball he found randomly floating …

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One German rescued after sailing boat collides with ferry and sinks

A sailing boat sank in the sea between Oropos and Eretria after colliding with the local ferry Protoporos XIII on Friday morning. The only passenger on the sailing boat, a German national, fell into the water and was rescued by the ferry. The ferry transported the man to the port …

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21 migrants, among them six children, rescued off Rhodes (SAR video)

The Greek Coast Guard successfully carried out a search and rescue operation with two of its vessels north-east off the island of Rhodes on Sunday, rescuing 21 migrants from a sinking dinghy. Adverse weather conditions were in the area during the SAR operation, with winds blowing with intensity of 6 …

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Second body recovered from Euroferry; 9 truck drivers still missing (videos)

Rescuers operating on the Euroferry Olympia discovered one more charred body late on Wednesday afternoon. It is the second dead passenger found on the ship, while another 9 truck drivers, are still missing, among them two Greeks. According to media information, the body was detected in an embryonic position next …

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Truck driver rescued from burning Euroferry Olympia 50 hours after the blaze; 11 people missing (VIDEO)

A 21-year-old truck driver from Belorussia was rescued from the still burning Euroferry Olympia on Sunday morning. “Tell me I’m alive,” the man told his rescuers unable to believe that he managed to survive over 50 hours in the burning ferry with high temperatures and toxic fumes. The man was …

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Two truck drivers trapped on burning Euroferry rescued! 11 still missing; reports of 3 more alive

The two truck drivers from Bulgaria and Turkey trapped on the burning Euroferry Olympia were rescued early Friday evening, when a Super Puma helicopter managed to bring two marines on board who helped them evacuate the ship. The two men are being transferred to the hospital of Corfu as they …

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Two truck drivers still trapped on Euroferry Olympia; number of missing unclear

At least two people, two truck drivers, are trapped on the burning Euroferry Olympia still Friday noon and are reportedly receiving instructions on how to reach the upper deck so that they can be evacuated with a helicopter. One of them is reportedly a Bulgarian national and the second one …

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Seven people rescued after fishing boat runs aground in central Aegean Sea

A fishing boat ran aground on the Tripiti Reef in the sea north of Makronissos in the central Aegean Sea on Monday afternoon. The seven people on board were picked up by rescue vessels and are in good health. Two Coast Guard patrol boats and private boats rushed to the …

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Sailing boat capsizes off Poros island; all foreign passengers rescued

The Greek Coast Guard was set on alert when the sinking of a sailing boat off the island of Poros was reported to operation center. A Search and Rescue operation was launched immediately. The boat reportedly capsized 1.9 nautical miles West off the island in the Saronic Gulf. The nine …

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Τanker rescues some 150 migrants on a wooden boat south off Peloponnese

Greece’s coast guard on Friday launched a search and rescue operation after a boat carrying around 150 people believed to be migrants ran into trouble off the country’s southwestern coast. The coast guard said a passing cargo ship raised the alarm after coming across the wooden boat, which was taking …

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