News Local Probe into Xylophagou boating accident

Probe into Xylophagou boating accident

A meeting is underway between British Base and Republic of Cyprus officials to decide whether and how a small pleasure boat which sank off the coast of Xylophagou on Wednesday leading to the death of one woman will be recovered today

British Bases police chief Andreas Pitsillides said that this will depend on the weather conditions and the strength of the wind.

A post-mortem on the victim, Niko Christifidou, is to be held at Akrotiri and not Larnaca Hospital  11.00 am on Thursday. It will be carried out by a Greek pathologist who has come to Cyprus at the request of the British Bases.

The boating accident occurred on Wednesday afternoon in the Red Cliffs area of Xylophagou Bay. Five people were on board the craft which started taking water, overturned and sank.

A father and son managed to swim to shore while another couple were rescued by helicopter minutes before the boat went under. The victim was found on the rocks.

Reports said that none of the five people on board was wearing a life jacket.

Read more

https://in-cyprus.com/news/local/tragedy-at-xylophagous-red-cliffs-after-boat-sinks/

Top Stories

North Korea warns of naval tensions during search for slain South Korean

  North Korea said it is searching for the body of South Korean official killed by its troops, but warned that South Korean naval operations...

Authorities keep steady peace on Covid checks, more than a thousand on weekend

  Police are not putting their foot off the gas on Covid violation checks, conducting more than a thousand over the weekend. In the past 24...

Cyprus tourism will be back in 2021 let’s save this year, hoteliers say

  The Hoteliers Association sprinkled a message of hope on Cypriots and visitors to the island, promising to intensify efforts for a successful tourism year...

Armenia accuses Azerbaijan of attacking settlements in Nagorno Karabakh

  Armenia said early today that neighbouring Azerbaijan had attacked civilian settlements in the Nagorno-Karabakh region and urged the population in the disputed region to...

Covid cases and deaths remain on the rise in Greece

  Greece continues to record a high number of new coronavirus cases daily, while sadly deaths are also on the rise. Over the past 24 hours,...

Taste

Sheftalies

Sheftalies, a very tasty dish from the charcoal grill, are minced meat shaped into small sausages and wrapped in “panna” (suet). Panna is a...

Spicy grilled soutzoukakia

Place all ingredients for soutzoukakia in a bowl and mix well, preferably using a food processor, until well combined. Using the mixture, form cigar-shaped...

Souvlakia

Pork souvlaki: Put the meat and all the other ingredients in a bowl (not metal) and mix well. Cover the bowl and keep in...

Pastelli (Carob Toffee)

The nutritional sweet of Pastelli is made with the syrup of carob pods, produced by boiling their pulp until it forms a thick, sticky...