Rockfall at Shipwreck Beach in Zante terrifies tourists


Rockfall at Shipwreck Beach in Zante terrifies tourists

Navagio is one of the island's main attractions, with the beach featuring a shipwreck on the shore.

The chaos following the rockfall at Navagio Beach on the Greek island of Zakynthos on Thursday was described by some tourists as being "like Dunkirk". Greek authorities say a landslide at a popular beach on the western island of Zakynthos has resulted in at least one injury, while coast guard officials were seeking to determine whether there were any people missing.

Coast guard and fire brigade officials confirmed that the injuries sustained were not life-threatening. The fire department said it had sent 18 rescuers accompanied by a sniffer dog, while a further nine-person crew was heading to the site by helicopter.

Tourists board a boat at the beach Navagio following a rockfall, on the island of Zakynthos, Greece September 13, 2018. A few small boats overturned from high waves caused by the force of the fall, witnesses told authorities.

"A giant wave hit the small boats and debris hit people on the beach", she said.

Among those injured was a 34-year-old Czech woman who had a fractured vertebra.

Seven people were injured, with one woman suffering back injuries. She was hospitalised together with her husband and two children, who suffered minor injuries.

The beach is also known as Shipwreck Beach.