Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

Rockfall at Shipwreck Beach in Zante terrifies tourists

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Patty Aguilar | 14 September, 2018, 14:00

A general view shows the beach Navagio following a rockfall, in the island of Zakynthos, Greece September 13, 2018.

Tons of rock broke away from the cliff face, falling down onto the popular "Shipwreck Beach" in Zante.

At least one tourist was injured on Thursday following a rockfall at the Navagio beach in the island of Zakynthos, Greek coast guard and police officials said.

Video footage of the incident shows people running in panic as a large sheet of rock fell off the rock wall. The fire department said it had sent 18 rescuers accompanied by a sniffer dog, while a further nine-person crew was heading to the site by helicopter.

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A couple of small boats overturned from the force of the fall that caused high waves, witnesses told authorities.

The beach, also known as "shipwreck beach", is popular with tourists and can be reached only by boat.

While now, no one is missing, the coastguard called in helicopters and boats to search the area, in case anyone was trapped under the rocks. The other six people injured included two children and according to a hospital official they received treatment for minor injuries.

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 file photo, people enjoy the popular beach of Navagio, or Shipwreck Beach, on the western island of Zakynthos, Greece.

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