Landslide at the famous greek "shipwreck" beach hurts woman

Landslide at the famous greek "shipwreck" beach hurts woman

Landslide on the famous Greek & # 39; shipwreck & # 39; Beach injured 7

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Athens, Greece (AP) – A section of a cliff fell on Thursday to a secluded beach on the western Greek island of Zakynthos, injuring seven people, including one woman who had sustained a spinal cord injury.

Local media reported that witnesses reported that at Navagio Beach or Shipwreck Beach on the northwestern coast of the island, a large rock fell from a cliff into the sea and caused a large wave that capsized small boats.

Accessible only by sea, the bay features limestone cliffs that rise above the beach of white sand and crystal clear waters, made famous by the debris of a small cargo ship that has been washed ashore since the 1980s.

People embark a ship after a landslide occurred at the popular beach of Navagio, or Shipwreck Beach, on the western island of Zakynthos, Greece, Thursday, September 13, 2018. Greek authorities say a landslide on a popular beach on the western island of Zakynthos has resulted in at least one injury while the Coast Guard was trying to find out if any were missing. (imerazante.gr via AP)

People embark a ship after a landslide occurred at the popular beach of Navagio, or Shipwreck Beach, on the western island of Zakynthos, Greece, Thursday, September 13, 2018. Greek authorities say a landslide on a popular beach on the western island of Zakynthos has resulted in at least one injury while the Coast Guard was trying to find out if any were missing. (imerazante.gr via AP)

People embark a ship after a landslide occurred at the popular beach of Navagio, or Shipwreck Beach, on the western island of Zakynthos, Greece, Thursday, September 13, 2018. Greek authorities say a landslide on a popular beach on the western island of Zakynthos has resulted in at least one injury while the Coast Guard was trying to find out if any were missing. (imerazante.gr via AP)

Rescue workers of the fire brigade drove into the area with a beagle, while the Coast Guard evacuated the beach and prevented boats from approaching until further notice. The authorities later said that anyone who arrived on tourist boats on the beach was declared responsible.

A total of seven people were treated for injuries in hospital, including a 34-year-old Czech woman with a broken vertebra, the government said in a statement. The husband and two children were hospitalized with minor injuries.

The other three injured were treated and released.

FILE - This Friday, September 8, 2017 file photo, people enjoy the popular beach of Navagio, or Shipwreck Beach, on the western island of Zakynthos, Greece. The Greek authorities reported on Thursday, September 13, 2018, that a landslide on a popular beach on the western island of Zakynthos caused at least one injury while the Coast Guards attempted to find out if people were missing. (AP Photo / Petros Karadjias, file)

FILE - This Friday, September 8, 2017 file photo, people enjoy the popular beach of Navagio, or Shipwreck Beach, on the western island of Zakynthos, Greece. The Greek authorities reported on Thursday, September 13, 2018, that a landslide on a popular beach on the western island of Zakynthos caused at least one injury while the Coast Guards attempted to find out if people were missing. (AP Photo / Petros Karadjias, file)

FILE – This Friday, September 8, 2017 file photo, people enjoy the popular beach of Navagio, or Shipwreck Beach, on the western island of Zakynthos, Greece. The Greek authorities reported on Thursday, September 13, 2018, that a landslide on a popular beach on the western island of Zakynthos caused at least one injury while the Coast Guards attempted to find out if people were missing. (AP Photo / Petros Karadjias, file)

Small boats capsize after a landslide on the popular beach of Navagio, or Shipwreck Beach, on the western island of Zakynthos, Greece, Thursday, September 13, 2018. Greek authorities say a landslide on a popular beach on the western island of Zakynthos had at least one injury Episode while the Coast Guard was trying to figure out if people were missing. (imerazante.gr via AP)

Small boats capsize after a landslide on the popular beach of Navagio, or Shipwreck Beach, on the western island of Zakynthos, Greece, Thursday, September 13, 2018. Greek authorities say a landslide on a popular beach on the western island of Zakynthos had at least one injury Episode while the Coast Guard was trying to figure out if people were missing. (imerazante.gr via AP)

Small boats capsize after a landslide on the popular beach of Navagio, or Shipwreck Beach, on the western island of Zakynthos, Greece, Thursday, September 13, 2018. Greek authorities say a landslide on a popular beach on the western island of Zakynthos had at least one injury Episode while the Coast Guard was trying to figure out if people were missing. (imerazante.gr via AP)

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