26-year-old Brit’s body was found in a gorge in Greece
Body of missing 26-year-old Brit is found in a canyon & # 39; after he fell 1,300ft & # 39; during a trekking holiday in Greece
- Robert Frome, 26, was last seen at the hotel in Konista, Northern Greece, on Sunday
- He left that morning and said he would go hiking in the nearby Vikos National Park
- Father reported him missing on Monday and the police found his car parked the same evening at the bottom of a mountain test
- His body was discovered on Mount Tymfi on Wednesday and police sources say he appears to have fallen at 1300 feet
The body of a 26-year-old Brit who was missing during a walking tour in Northern Greece has been found.
Robert Frome, a paralegal assistant and nature lover, was reported missing by his father on Monday after he did not answer his phone.
The police started a search and discovered his body on Wednesday in a canyon near Astraka Peak on Mount Tymfi, part of the Pindus Mountains.
The body of a 26-year-old Great Britain who went missing in northern Greece on Sunday was found near Astraka Peak, on Tymfi Mountain, after apparently having fallen 1300 feet
Police sources told MailOnline that it looks like Mr. Frome 1300ft has died.
Mr Frome had flown to Greece earlier this month.
He was last seen on Sunday morning when he left a hotel in Konitsa and said he was going for a walk in nearby Vikos National Park.
His father reported that he was missing that evening after his son had not picked up his phone.
The police started a search and found Frome's car parked in the village of Mikro Papigo, at the foot of a hiking trail that leads into the mountains the next day.
Officers said the car was properly parked and locked, suggesting that he had gone for a walk in the area.
A police helicopter and two tracking dogs were then used to scour the mountain range above the city until his body was found on Wednesday.
His remains were spotted by a helicopter pilot as he searched the region, including the deep Astraka gorge.
& # 39; He succeeded in approaching the body at a distance of about 20 meters and verifying the victim with binauculaires, & # 39; said Emelia Goula, a police spokesperson.
The Brit was last seen on Sunday before he set out for a lonely walk near the peak (photo). His car was parked on Monday near a footpath, before his body was found on Wednesday
& # 39; Rescue teams were unable to reach the area due to the difficulty of the terrain. It would have seriously endangered them. & # 39;
On Thursday, rescue teams dropped off the area, waiting for the help of a naval helicopter to airlift the body of the steep ravine.
Mr. Frome's father would also arrive from the UK to follow the operation.
& # 39; It will be a very difficult operation because it is more than 1300 feet deep in the canyon, & # 39; said Goula.
Authorities have ruled out cheating and suspected that the young British walker was slipping and falling from the abyss of Mount Tymfi, part of the Pindus Mountains in northern Greece. The highest peak, Gamila, measures more than 8,000 feet.
& # 39; You will not be found in that canyon if you have not fallen, & # 39; said Goula.
The region, part of Zagori, is one of the last pristine trekking treasure in Greece and attracts hikers all over the continent.
Mr Frome is the second British citizen to be missing in Greece in as many months.
In August, a British scientist was found dead in a 60-meter deep ravine, after falling during a run on the Greek island of Ikaria in the Eastern Aegean Sea.
As soon as Mr. Frome's body is picked up, the police said, a corpse will be performed by a coroner to find out the cause of his death.
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