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A 73-year-old French lady lacking on the Greek island of Sikinos since Friday despatched a misery message to her lodge earlier than disappearing, the proprietor of the lodge claimed on Tuesday.

A search is beneath approach for the girl, who has not been named by authorities. She is one among three vacationers lacking in Greece, and 5 have died this month in unseasonably sizzling climate.

Ilias Gavanas, who owns the visitor home the place the girl was staying, mentioned he final heard from her on Friday when he reached her by cellphone round 8:30 a.m. after lacking a name from her at 5:50 a.m.

Medical staff in a dinghy leaves from the Aegean Sea island of Milos to Sikinos island, Greece
Medical workers in a dinghy leaves from the Aegean Sea island of Milos to Sikinos island, Greece (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

He mentioned the girl had despatched him a selfie and a message saying: “I am fall”. He replied in French and English asking for her location and telling her to name the European emergency quantity 112, and alerted police and municipal authorities.

Temperatures soared above 40 levels Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) throughout Greece earlier this month.

Hiking is in style with vacationers on Sikinos, a largely barren and sparsely populated island within the southern Aegean Sea, Gavanas mentioned.

“We warn them not to go out in the heat, to always inform us where they are, to not wander off alone,” he mentioned. “It was 40 degrees.”

A person walks at the village of Rovinia on the island of Corfu
An individual walks on the village of Rovinia on the island of Corfu (REUTERS)

The tourism ministry mentioned it “remained vigilant” and was working with different ministries to make sure travellers have been being stored knowledgeable.

A second French lady is lacking on Sikinos, and authorities consider the 2 lacking ladies went mountain climbing collectively though they weren’t staying on the identical lodge, police mentioned.

A search is beneath approach on the island of Amorgos for an American man lacking since June 11.

The 5 vacationers who’ve died included British TV presenter Michael Mosley, whose physique was discovered on the island of Symi.

A 55-year-old American died on the Ionian island of Mathraki, a 74-year-old Dutch vacationer died on the island of Samos and two hikers died on Crete.

In addition to document temperatures, Greece is predicted to see document ranges of tourism this yr.

Overtourism is a matter in Greece, as it’s in different vacation hotspots throughout Europe. The ombudsman report mentioned that Santorini – a small island within the Aegean Sea with 15,550 residents – receives greater than 5.5 million guests yearly, twice the quantity it hosted in 2012.

“In Santorini, even tourists complain about the great number of tourists,” it added.

On Friday, prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis mentioned in an interview with Bloomberg that the federal government can also be contemplating imposing a cap on the variety of cruise ships visiting the most well-liked vacationer islands.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/greece-missing-tourists-deaths-heatwave-b2565048.html