A rescue operation launched by Greek authorities to help a 58-year-old British woman injured during a fall down Aradaina Gorge in the region of Anopoli, Sfakia on Crete was successfully concluded just after 2:00 p.m. on Friday. Firemen and rescue workers from Anopolis and a doctor from the Vamos health centre rushed to the scene and managed to get the injured woman to an ambulance that drove her to Hania hospital.
The woman was still conscious as she was being taken to hospital but her condition will be assessed by doctors at the hospital.
The accident occurred as two tourists were walking down a path down into the gorge, when the 58-year-old stumbled and fell several metres, leading to her injury.
Her friend alerted authorities using a mobile phone and a rescue operation was launched immediately.