British woman dies in Crete hiking fall

A British woman was reported to have died on Tuesday after falling into a ravine while hiking on the southern Aegean island of Crete.

The 55-year-old Briton was on a hike with her daughter in the oak forest of Rouva in the region of Iraklio on the northern coast of Crete, when she lost her footing and fell into a ravine.

Rescue crews called to the scene of the accident found her body lying at the bottom of the ravine. They believe that she died of injuries to her head as a result of the fall, the state-run Athens-Macedonia News Agency reported.

The 55-year-old woman’s name was not made public.