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70-year-old still ignored: Severe weather causes reason to stop exploring the sea

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The 70-year-old is still ignored: Severe weather phenomena cause exploration at sea to stop

Due to the intense weather phenomena that prevail in the area of Larnaca Bay, the searches of the vessels for locating a woman, who entered the area of Finikoudes yesterday at noon yesterday and have been missing since then, have stopped.

According to the Police, the operation to locate the woman, aged 70, from Larnaca, was stopped yesterday due to the darkness and they resumed today with the first light of day. The investigations involve vessels of the Port & Maritime Police, lifeguards of the Larnaca District Administration, a Civil Defense investigation team and a group of volunteer divers.

The helicopter of the Aviation Operations Unit of the Police also took part in the efforts to locate the woman, which from time to time operated and continues to operate flights from the area of Larnaca airport to Kavo Pyla.

However, around 15.00 at noon the searches with the boats of the Port Police and the thermal cameras stopped, due to the intense weather phenomena that prevail in the bay of Larnaca, since the sea is wavy and very strong winds are blowing.

At the same time, the search operation continues by small patrols in the area of the breakwaters that exist on the coastal front of Oroklini.

It is recalled that yesterday Sunday, around 15.40 at noon, information was received that a 70-year-old woman was missing in the sea area east of the beach of Finikoudes in Larnaca.

The woman had gone to the area with a friendly person and at one in the afternoon, she entered the sea alone for swimming, but since then she has not given any sign of life.

The Larnaca Search and Rescue Coordination Center (KSED) immediately activated the National Special Search and Rescue Plan “NEARCHOS” and in the area were sent floating and flying means of the Port & Air Operations Unit of the Police, infantry patrols and thermal patrols. the woman's.

KSED asks the public in case it has any relevant information that may help the woman locating the company to contact the phone of the Business Center (+357 1441).


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Source: politis.com.cy

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