BREAKING: Body of British woman found washed up on beach on Greek island of Crete

BREAKING: Body of British woman found washed up on beach on Greek island of Crete

ACCORDING to early reports, the body of a British woman was found washed up on a beach on the Greek island of Crete.

An elderly British woman, believed to be from Wales, died on Wednesday, October 5, at Almyrida beach in Chania (Crete).

The woman was found floating unconscious on the beach of Apteras and according to, the elderly woman actually washed up on the beach due to the strong waves.

CPR was attempted for half an hour before the 74-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital.

Resuscitation was attempted at the General Hospital St. George hospital, however, despite the best efforts of hospital staff, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to local media reports, this is the third incident in a few days in Chania after lifeguard services ended on October 1.

Back in July, another British tourist was found dead on the Greek Island of Crete.

On Saturday, July 16, beachgoers became concerned after a man had been lying on his sunbed for hours without moving.

Upon investigation, it was revealed that the man was unconscious.

Beachgoers raised the alarm at around 8 pm.

Emergency services raced to the scene and performed CPR at the scene. He was then taken to Heraklion University Hospital but sadly pronounced dead.

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