Tourists injured after rockfall at popular Greek beach

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

At least one woman has been injured and three people are feared missing after a rock slide at the famous Shipwreck beach on the Ionian island of Zakynthos on Thursday.

Rescuers from the local coast guard and the fire department soon arrived on the scene to evacuate the beach and prevent boats from approaching.

"We haven't found any trapped people but we will continue searching", a spokesperson for the fire brigade said.

Tourists board a boat at the beach Navagio following a rockfall, on the island of Zakynthos, Greece September 13, 2018. (Supplied) Small boats at the beach were capsized as a result of the fall sparking big waves. Local media said witnesses reported a large rock initially fell from the cliff into the sea, creating a large wave that capsized small boats.

A total of seven people were treated in hospital for injuries, including a 34-year-old Czech woman with a fractured vertebra, the Government said in a statement. She was hospitalised together with her husband and two children, who suffered minor injuries.

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 file photo, people enjoy the popular beach of Navagio, or Shipwreck Beach, on the western island of Zakynthos, Greece.



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