E4 path walker dies in cliff fall

An  accident yesterday afternoon resulted in the death of a Greek rambler who fell while walking at a remote part of the E4 path in Agia Roumeli. His fall was stopped by a tree half the way down a cliff where his companions located him and tried to save him by throwing a rope down. The man did not appear conscious at that point and when rescue service climbers arrived at the scene from Chania they confirmed that the man had died.

The recovered body was taken to Chania hospital where there will be a coroner’s investigation to establish the cause of death. No details about the identity of the man were released.