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American tourist found dead on Greek island; A search is underway for another American passenger


An American tourist was found dead near the Greek island of Corfu on Sunday, local media reported. It is the latest in a string of recent incidents in which tourists have died or gone missing on the Greek islands.

Another tourist spotted the man in the sea near Madraqi’s old port and alerted police, AFP reported, citing local media.

The American tourist was reported missing on Thursday. He was last seen alive on Tuesday at a cafe in the company of two female tourists who had left the island, the Associated Press reported.

According to the Athens News Agency, he was in Matraki on vacation with a Greek-American friend, AFP reported. Additional details, including the victim’s name or hometown, were not immediately available.

With a population of just 100, Madraki is a wooded island covering an area of ​​1.2 square miles. It is west of the well-known island of Corfu.

This is the third human death in recent days on the Greek islands.

Dr. Michael Moseley, a popular British television presenter and author, He was found dead last Sunday On the island of Simi. A coroner concluded that she had died the previous Wednesday, shortly after going on a hike through rough, rocky terrain.

Simi is very close to the Turkish coast.

A missing Dutch tourist was found dead on the eastern island of Samos early Saturday, local media reported. The body of a 74-year-old Dutch tourist was found face down in a ravine about 330 meters from where he was last seen on Sunday, walking with some difficulty in the blistering heat.

Authorities are still searching for three people, including an American, who were reported missing on various Greek islands in the past few days.

On Amorgos Island, authorities are still searching Albert Kalibet, 59, has been reported missing since Tuesday. When he went for a solo walk in extremely hot conditions. Hailing from Hermosa Beach, California, Calibet is a retired Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy.

Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Albert Kalibet went missing after hiking on the Greek island of Armokos earlier this week.

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A US State Department spokesperson said in a statement to CBS News on Thursday that the department is aware of reports of Khalibet’s disappearance and will “work closely with local authorities as they conduct their search efforts.”

“Greece’s Missing Persons Alert Program has issued a notification regarding this case,” a State Department spokesman said.

On Friday, two French tourists went missing on the relatively secluded Cyclades island of Sighinos in the Aegean Sea, with fewer than 400 permanent residents.

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

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