Major search under way for boy lost on hiking trip

Major search under way for boy lost on hiking trip

Special rescue teams consisting of firemen, climbers and divers have been dispatched in the search for a boy who went missing on Sunday during a hiking trip.

The boy was with his parents and a group of another four adults and two children when he went missing while hiking in the Vouraikos Gorge near the Diakofto-Kalavryta railway line in the northern Peloponnese. The parents told rescuers he fell off a small bridge and disappeared from sight.

There were conflicting reports regarding his age, with some media saying he's 9 years old and others 7.

Rescue teams are eager to locate the boy before sundown as exposure could put him in serious jeopardy.

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