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Greece: Navy saves Danish tourist off Mati coast following escape from fire02:11

Greece: Navy saves Danish tourist off Mati coast following escape from fire

Greece, Waters off Mati
July 28, 2018 at 15:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

A Greek Navy vessel rescued a tourist from Denmark in the waters off East Attica, Greece, as seen in footage released by the Greek Defence Ministry on Saturday.

The tourist was spotted swimming some 7.5 km (4.70 miles) off the coast of Mati reportedly after he had jumped into the sea to escape the rampant wildfires in the area.

The rescue operation was carried out by the crew of the frigate 'Elli' and a Greek Navy S-70B Aegean Hawk helicopter.

The recent fires near Athens killed at least 83 people and destroyed 1,500 homes.

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A Greek Navy vessel rescued a tourist from Denmark in the waters off East Attica, Greece, as seen in footage released by the Greek Defence Ministry on Saturday.

The tourist was spotted swimming some 7.5 km (4.70 miles) off the coast of Mati reportedly after he had jumped into the sea to escape the rampant wildfires in the area.

The rescue operation was carried out by the crew of the frigate 'Elli' and a Greek Navy S-70B Aegean Hawk helicopter.

The recent fires near Athens killed at least 83 people and destroyed 1,500 homes.

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