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Seven trapped in cars due to adverse weather on Crete airlifted to safety

Δημοσίευση 13 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 11:41 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Seven trapped in cars due to adverse weather on Crete airlifted to safety
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Seven people who were trapped in their vehicles due to adverse weather in the Nidas plateau in Rethymno prefecture, on the island of Crete, earlier in the day were rescued Sunday afternoon after a search and rescue operation was mounted.

Seven people who were trapped in their vehicles due to adverse weather in the Nidas plateau in Rethymno prefecture, on the island of Crete, earlier in the day were rescued Sunday afternoon after a search and rescue operation was mounted.

The seven people, including four firefighters, were airlifted by an Airforce Super Puma all-weather helicopter to Irakleio.

Two of the firefighters were airlifted in a first flight by the Super Puma, which had taken off earlier from the Elefsina military airport, near Athens.

The remaining two firefighters and four civilians were airlifted in a second flight by the military helicopter.

All seven are reported to be well in health.