Anastasiades extends condolences to family of British scientist


Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades extended his condolences to the family and friends of a British scientist who died while on holiday on a Greek island.

“I was saddened to hear of the tragic outcome of the search operation [in Ikaria] and the fate of Natalie Christopher. A young scientist and active citizen who had her entire life ahead of her and so much to offer was unjustly lost. I extend my sincere condolences to the family and her friends,” he said in a tweet.

The body of Natalie Christopher, who comes from London but lived in Cyprus, was found at the bottom of a ravine near the rented rooms where she was holidaying with her partner. She had her mobile phone with her and wore her running shoes.

Rescuers told state-run broadcaster ERT that the woman may have slipped and suffered fatal injuries while rock climbing.

The woman had been reported missing after going for a run on Monday morning.