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American tourist found dead on small Greek island west of Corfu. 3 other tourists are missing

American tourist found dead on small Greek island west of Corfu. 3 other tourists are missing

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — 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 Sunday by another tourist on a rocky, fairly remote beach on the island of Mathraki. His host, a Greek-American friend, had reported him missing on Thursday. The tourist was last seen on Tuesday in a cafe with two female tourists who have since left the island.

Further details about the victim, including name or place of residence, were not immediately available.

Mathraki has 100 inhabitants and is a 3.9 square kilometer, densely forested island west of the more famous island of Corfu.

This was the latest in a series of cases of tourists dying or going missing on the Greek islands, some if not all of whom had set out on hikes in very hot temperatures.

A 74-year-old Dutch tourist was found by a fire department drone on Saturday, lying face down in a ravine about 300 meters from where he was last seen last Sunday, struggling to walk in the scorching heat.

Dr. Michael Mosley, a well-known British television presenter and author, was found dead on the island of Symi last Sunday. A coroner concluded that he had died the previous Wednesday, shortly after embarking on a hike through difficult, rocky terrain.

On Friday, two French tourists were reported missing on Sikinos, a relatively remote 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.

On the Cycladic island of Amorgos, authorities are still searching for a 59-year-old tourist who went missing on Tuesday after going on a solo hike in the heat. US media identified the missing man as retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Albert Calibet of Hermosa Beach, California.

The Associated Press