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Fifteen found dead in Greek waters over last four days

The number of people who drowned across Greece since Friday rose to 15 on Sunday after a 50-year-old man died in the area of Peroulia, near Koroni in the Peloponnese, according to information released by the Greek coast guard.

The man is believed to have set off in a dinghy with his 6-year-old daughter earlier in the day before his body was discovered by a passing boat. The child was subsequently located safe and sound in the dinghy by swimmers in the area of Aghia Triada and was taken to a local hospital for observation.

Meanwhile, among those who drowned across the country in the last few days was a 90-year-old man who died off the coast of Politika on the island of Evia on Saturday, a 65-year-old man whose body was located off Aghios Andreas in Messinia, a 77-year-old man near the village of Benitses on the Ionian island of Corfu, and a 69-year-old foreign national off the coast of Rethymno, Crete.

ekathimerini.com , Sunday August 17, 2014 (17:36)  
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