An American tourist found dead on a small Greek island. Three other tourists are missing


Athens, Greece
P.A.

A missing American tourist was found dead on a beach on a small Greek island west of Corfu, local media reported.

The man’s body was found on a fairly isolated rocky beach on the island of Mathraki on Sunday by another tourist.

He was reported missing Thursday by his host, a Greek-American friend.

The tourist was last seen on Tuesday in a cafe with two female tourists who have since left the island.

No further details about the victim, including his name or hometown, were immediately available.

Mathraki, with a population of 100, is a heavily forested island of 3.9 square kilometers (1.2 square miles), west of the better-known island of Corfu.

It is the latest in a series of recent cases in which tourists have died or gone missing on the Greek island.

Some, if not all, had gone hiking in very hot weather.

A 74-year-old Dutch tourist was found on Saturday by a fire brigade drone, lying face down in a ravine about 300 meters from where he was last seen last Sunday, walking with some difficulty in the heat torrid.

Dr. Michael Mosley, famous British television presenter and author, was found dead last Sunday on the island of Symi. A coroner concluded he died the previous Wednesday, shortly after hiking over difficult and rocky terrain.

On Friday, two French tourists were reported missing from Sikinos, a relatively isolated Cycladic island in the Aegean Sea with fewer than 400 permanent residents.

The two women, aged 64 and 73, had left their respective hotels to meet up.

On the island of Amorgos, also in the Cyclades, authorities are still searching for a 59-year-old tourist who went missing since Tuesday while hiking alone in very hot conditions.

US media have identified the missing tourist as retired Los Angeles County deputy sheriff Albert Calibet of Hermosa Beach, California.

Deputy Mayor for Tourism Popi Despotidi told CNN on Wednesday that Calibet has visited Amorgos “almost every year” for the past ten years.

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