Search under way for driver swept away by river on Crete


Members of Greece's fire service and the EMAK rescue servies on Monday launched a search for a 61-year-old motorist who was swept away in his car by a river near the village of Embrosnero in the Cretan region of Hania.

According to local news website, the 61-year-old farmer was swept away after days of rainfall led the river to break its banks.

The local fire service said it received a call about the incident shortly after 1 p.m. and dispatched 12 firefighters with five engines along with EMAK forces.