The body of an 80-year-old sports journalist that had been missing for nearly two weeks was washed up in the sea at the municipality of Troizina in the northeast Peloponnese. His remains were identified by family members on Friday.

The coast guard launched a search for the journalist was launched at sea when he was reported missing a week ago, after setting sail from the island of Serifos in a powerful, plastic-hull speedboat the previous Monday. The journalist was bound for the island of Kalamaki, a trip that he apparently carried out every year at around the same time.

When he failed to arrive a search was launched and his boat was found capsized and half-sunk in seas off the island of Milos, around the islet of Falkonera.