News Local UK Cypriot woman reported missing on Greek island of Ikaria (photo)

UK Cypriot woman reported missing on Greek island of Ikaria (photo)

A  huge search operation is underway on the Greek island of Ikaria following the mysterious disappearance of a  British born woman of Cypriot origin who works in Nicosia.

Dr Natalie Christopher, 34,  went to the region of Kerame on August 3 with her Cypriot partner. The couple was scheduled to leave for Cyprus via Athens on Monday.

On Monday morning, when the man woke up, he tried to call his partner, who told him she was going for a run but had not returned yet.

But the man could not reach the woman after that and at 12.40 he filed a missing persons report.

Her cell phone was sending out a signal from the same area at first, but later appeared to have been switched off.

A large police operation is underway to locate the missing woman. Helicopters and fire fighters are also assisting the authorities in the search.

Additional aid is expected to come later today from neighbouring islands and from Attica, according to SKAI.

Appeals for help have been posted online with a photograph of the missing woman.

A professional Astrophysicist, conducting research at the European University Cyprus in the Astrophysics and High Performance Computing group, Christopher recently represented Cyprus at the International Science Communication Competition FameLab according to the website of the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies.

She launched the Cyprus Girls Can campaign to get women and girls, of all ages and abilities all across Cyprus, more involved in sport, it added.

 

Top Stories

Driver in Limassol-Platres collision arrested

    Police have arrested the 21 year old driver of a car involved in a violent collision with another car on the Limassol-Platres road a...

Limassol: Mother remanded for leaving child unsupervised, illegal residence

    A 30-year old woman was remanded in custody for two days on Saturday as police investigate a case of child abandonment and illegal residence...

One person tests positive for Covid-19

  One person has tested positive for coronavirus after a total of 1748 tests, bringing the total to 1014, the Health Ministry said on Saturday. The...

New yellow alert as Cyprus continues to bake

    The Met Office has issued a new extreme high temperature warning, the second in as many days. The new yellow alert is in force from...

Croatia makes face masks compulsory in public indoor spaces

    Croatia said on Saturday that wearing face masks will be obligatory in most closed public spaces from next week as the number of COVID-19...

Taste

Kolokasi (Taro Root)

Ingredients: (Serves 4) 1 kg kolokasi (taro) root ½ kg pork (lean belly pork or shoulder) cut into large cubes 6 tbsp olive oil 1 head of fresh celery,...

Moungra

Moungra is a traditional Cypriot mezze which consists in cauliflower pickled in fermented bread dough and typically served as an appetizer or meze. It...

Cheesy Eggplant Rolls

Ingredients 4 Eggplants 2 tbsp olive oil 1 chopped onion, 2 grated carrots 1 garlic clove (sliced) ¾ of the cup finely chopped canned tomato, ½ ts sugar 1 ts oregano 2 tbsp...

Black eyed peas with chard (Louvia me laxana)

Ingredients: 2 cups black eyed peas small lemon (juice) + 1 tsp lemon zest 1 bunch Cypriot chards olive oil & lemon for serving salt & pepper Method: Step 1 Put the...