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June 19, 2019

American Climber Among Two Dead in Separate Hiking Accidents in Greece

A 40-year-old climber from the US was found dead near Leonidio on the Peloponnesian Peninsula on Sunday.

The man was found unconscious by firefighters at the “Crash of the Titans” climbing field at 1 PM on Saturday afternoon, the Fire Service announced. The man had sustained his injuries in a fall from the steep rocks in the popular climbing area.

The man was taken to a hospital in Corinth, where he was then pronounced dead. Police are investigating the exact circumstances of his death.

In a separate accident on Mt. Tymfi in northwestern Greece, the fire brigade recovered the body of a 39-year-old Greek man from a gorge on the side of the mountain.

It was reported that the victim, a police officer and the father of four children, had fallen in the gorge while hiking with two of his friends on Saturday, his birthday.

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